My dear Mrs. Budd,
In 1894 a friend of mine shipped as a deck hand on the Steamer Tacoma, Capt. John Davis. They sailed from San Francisco for Hong Kong China. On arriving there he & two others went ashore & got drunk. When they returned the boat was gone.
At that time there was famine in China. Meat of any kind was from $1 to $3 a pound. So great was the suffering among the very poor that all children under 12 were sold for food in order to keep others from starving. A boy or girl under 14 was not safe in the street. You could go in any shop & ask for steak -- chops -- or stew meat. Part of the naked body of a boy or girl would be brought out & just what you wanted cut from it. A boy or girls behind which is the sweetest part of the body & sold as veal cutlet brought the highest price.
John staid there so long he acquired a taste for human flesh. On his return to N.Y. he stole two boys one 7 one 11. Took them to his home stripped them naked, tied them in a closet. Then burned everything they had on. Several times every day & night he spanked them -- tortured them -- to make their meat good & tender.
First he killed the 11 year old boy, because he had the fattest ass & of course the most meat on it. Every part of his body was cooked & eaten except the head -- bones & guts. He was roasted in the oven (all of his ass), boiled, broiled, fried & stewed. The little boy was next, went the same way. At that time, I was living at 409 E 100 st., near -- right side. He told me so often how good human flesh was. I made up my mind to taste it.
On Sunday June the 3 --1928 I called on you at 406 W 15 St. Brought you pot cheese -- strawberries. We had lunch. Gracie sat on my lap & kissed me. I made up my mind to eat her.
On the pretense of taking her to a party. You said yes she could go. I took her to an empty house in Westchester I had already picked out. When we got there, I told her to remain outside. She picked wildflowers. I went upstairs & stripped all my clothes off. I knew if I did not I would get her blood on them.
When all was ready I went to the window & called her. Then I hid in a closet until she was in the room. When she saw me all naked she began to cry & tried to run down the stairs. I grabbed her & she said she would tell her mamma.
First I stripped her naked. How she did kick -- bite & scratch. I choked her to death, then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms. Cook & eat it. How sweet & tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her though I could of had. I wished. She died a virgin.
- Albert H. Fish.