He said not a word.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

CALVIN LYTLE, a free mulatto, sometime since convicted of burglary, was publicly executed at Lexington, N.C., on Friday the 16th. The negro, being a shrewd, intelligent fellow, it was generally expected that he would make a farewell speech or dying confession; but he said not a word publicly as to his guilt or innocence.

Greensboro Patriot, 31 May 1845.