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Selections from the court reports originally published in the Boston morning post, from 1834 to 1837 (Criminal justice in America)

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ISBN 10: 0405061668 / ISBN 13: 9780405061660
Published by Arno Press
Condition: Good Soft cover
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0405061668 Boston, 1837. Original edition, blind stamped boards, loose. Foxed, stained. Spine ragged top & bottom, frayed tips. (Boston). Bookseller Inventory # 0101H888023

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Title: Selections from the court reports originally...

Publisher: Arno Press


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... the jury in a few minutes concluded that Captain Howes was exactly correct in calling him "von tam tiefe, and de raskally sheat." When called up for sentence on Saturday, he produced two recommendations, in one of which he is called Monsieur Lesise, and designated as singularly skilful in the cure of hard and soft corns. In the other he is called Monsieur Dilleg, who is very expert in extracting teeth, without giving the patient any pain; but had he possessed a specific for softening Judge Thacher's charge, or drawing the teeth of Mr. Parker's biting argument, it would have stood him in better stead, in the hour of his peril. As it was, he was sentenced to the State Prison for the painful period of three years, during which it was vainly hoped that he would exert his professional skill in relieving rebellious grinders, and vexatious and irritating corns, and thereby do much to alleviate the condition of the orderly and industrious community among whom his lines had been providentially cast. By availing himself of the means therein for personal and professional improvement, it was also hoped he would not only come out a better man, but a better dentist and corn-doctor. But all these gratifying hopes were only entertained to be disappointed; for in less than two hours after he was temporarily remanded to jail, he cut his throat from ear to ear with a razor. At dinner time, the turnkey found him lying on his face on his bed, dead. This is the third suicide, within a year, of convicts, in jail, subject to sentences to the State Prison..__. contrary to the laws of Massachusetts. Both fined $5,00 and costs. Poncn Counr.--Daring and Extensive Robbery, by a Theatrical Supernumerary.--A welldressed young man, named...

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