Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County), 1776 Feb 18
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Brief Description: A writ issued by William Pelham, Clerk of the Court, for the punishment of John Thomas, a transient in the Litchfield Jail. He was convicted of burning 2 houses and a mill in Sharon, Conn. The sentence to be carried out by the County Sheriff, is for Thomas to be set upon the gallows with a rope around his neck for one hour, and then to be whipped on his naked body. Lynde Lord, Sheriff, attested on the back of the writ that the punishment had been carried out.
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Litchfield Historical Society
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Litchfield, CT 6759
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Record Series Number: 00/2010-66-0
Volume: 1.0 Items
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Corporal punishment - Connecticut
Jails - Connecticut - Litchfield County
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
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PreferredCitation: Conn. Superior Court (Litchfield County) (2010-66-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.