Executions · Famous Last Words · Louisiana

FLW: dying with his comrades

Famous Last Words
Jean-Baptiste Noyan
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 25, 1769

“With my comrades I fought! With them I die!”

Noyan and 4 other leaders of a revolt attempting to prevent Louisiana from being handed over to Spain, were sentenced to death for treason. Noyan, the nephew of the founder of New Orleans, was granted clemency but refused, preferring to die with those he fought beside.

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