World enough and time : a vision of man

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Faye Jenkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On November 7, 1825, a young lawyer of southern Kentucky, Jereboam 0. Beauchamp, stabbed to death the Attorney General of the state, Colonel Solomon P. Sharp, in the doorway of Sharp's Frankfort home. The murder and the trial were sensational, but the appeal of the incident to writers from then until the present lies in the events leading up to the homicide. The primary source for the literary treatments of the tragedy has been "The Confession of Jereboam 0. Beauchamp, Who was Executed at Frankfort, Ky. on the 7th of July, 1826 for the Murder of Col. Solomon P. Sharp," which was written by the murderer in his cell as he awaited his execution and was published posthumously in 1826 in Bloomfield, Kentucky.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1966

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