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Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-66-0

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • Created: 1776 Feb 18

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

1.00 items

0.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Method of Acquisition

Found in collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Related Materials

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Title
Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County)
Author
Lee S. Cook
Date
06/04/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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