"Christian Sattler is My Name, I Die a Death of Scorn and Shame" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Detective Thain. [London], S.n., . 19-1/2" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted on 22-1/2" x 15" thick-paper backing sheet. Text in three columns below headline and large woodcut execution scene within woodcut border. Light browning, minor creases to corners, a few chips to edges touching borders. $1,950. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes a contrite eight-stanza ballad in Sattler's voice. The text is divided into seven sections titled "The Execution," "The Life," "The Murder," "The Trial," "Conduct of the Prisoner," "A Commutation of Sentence" and "A Copy of a Letter." (The commutation was due to a legal technicality relating the nature of Sattler's arrest. "The Letter" is the text of a letter from Sattler's Father). No copies listed on OCLC.
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