Famous Last Words
James “Mountain Jim” Wilson
California
November 28, 1851

“Here we go, pals, ’round and ’round.”

Wilson was convicted of grand larceny, specifically the theft of a horse. Very little of Wilson’s life remains, but according to one witness at the execution, he “spoke for more than half an hour by the watch I had in my hand. You could hear his voice three blocks away, and I have never heard more blasphemies that those he uttered.”

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