Both Uses of
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- It was committed in the presence of slaves, and they of course could neither institute a suit, nor testify against him; and thus the guilty perpetrator of one of the bloodiest and most foul murders goes unwhipped of justice, and uncensured by the community in which he lives.
Chpt 4perpetrator = someone who did something wrong or illegal
- His life was devoted to planning and perpetrating the grossest deceptions.
Chpt 10 *perpetrating = doing something wrong or illegal
(perpetrator) someone who has does something wrong -- usually something illegal