As to being executed for murder, he said he had no fear of that. He was not one of those pitiful sneaking wretches, who butcher their fellow creature singly upon the highway. Men of spirit, who act upon a grand scale, are never convicted and punished like retail murderers. Whoever committed one hundredth the part as many murders as the mighty emperor Bonaparte had committed? But was he hanged like a common malefactor? no - he was treated like a captive prince, and his establishment cost more to this country than that of the greatest benefactor to it that ever existed.

— Samuel Roberts  

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