The Last Chapter
End of a Late Trilling Romance of the Road
The Hickory Withe Highwayman Captured and Hanged
"...No further explanation was required. Judge Lynch had been at work; and the highwayman, whose daring exploits had been narrated with bated breath at a thousand firesides, was
a rigid corse. A swift witness had risen against him, and the executioner stalked behind until the fatal moment arrived. Who sent the desperado into the Shadows ? Nobody knows ; nobody cares, now that he has gone from them forever."
Public ledger. (Memphis, Tenn.), 19 Nov. 1867. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033673/1867-11-19/ed-1/seq-3/>