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SENATE No. 7. 



THE 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 



ANNUAL REPORT.. ..1848. 



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[Jan. 1843.] SENATE— No. 7. 



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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S ANNUAL REPORT. 



The Attorney General, under the provisions of the Statute for 
this purpose, respectfully submits to the Legislature his 
Annual 

REPORT: 

PART I. 

From the returns received from the several county and dis- 
trict attorneys, police courts and clerks of the judicial courts in 
the several counties, 'the tables hereunto annexed, from 1 to XIX 
inclusive, have been compiled, with a view to shew the action 
of the Commonwealth on the whole subject of crime, so far as 
it is brought under judicial animadversion. 

The form, in which the information, collected from the returns 
of twenty-three courts and officers, is presented in this report, 
is in abstracts and tabular statements. A more detailed exhi- 
bition of facts was attempted in 1S40, at the expense of nearly 
half a million of figures, covering, when printed, one hundred 
and forty-three pages of the legislative documents of that year. 
But, while that report may serve for reference and a general 
illustration of the character and course of proceedings in rela- 
tion to the same subject matter, it is supposed a more condensed 
view of the subject would ordinarily meet the approbation of 
the Legislature, and better serve the purpose of conveying 
general information. 

It will be perceived that the statute of 1839, under which 



4 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

this report is made, essentially changes the law adopted in the 
Revised Statutes in this behalf. The provision of the Revised 
Statutes had mainly for its object to exhibit the amount of ser- 
vices of the prosecuting officers. The present law purports 
chiefly to regard the amount and character of crime. Between 
the amount of crime and the labor of prosecution, there is a 
very indefinite relation ; as it often happens that crimes of infe- 
rior malignity cause, in the prosecution of them, great consump- 
tion of time and severe professional exertion. 

The prosecutions under the license laws of this Commonwealth, 
under indictments for libel and other similar misdemeanors, are 
forcible illustrations of this observation. The elaborate mode 
of conducting judicial proceedings, which has been the subject 
of remark in former reports, and which is still the characteristic 
of all trials by jury; the vast and varied ability which defend- 
ants in a criminal prosecution may enlist in their service ; and 
the almost unlimited freedom of inquiry, which admits no 
principle to be settled without controversy, and nothing estab- 
lished beyond doubt, adds immeasurably to the labors of the 
prosecuting officers, and to the demands which are made upon 
them by their official duties. 

The annexed tables shew an increase in the number of prose- 
cutions for the year 1842 over those of 1841. The increase of 
crime is greater than it would appear to be, on a first inspection 
of these tables, because the prosecutions, for the year 1841, were 
swelled by an unusual number of complaints under the license 
laws. A much smaller number of such cases is found in the 
proceedings of 1S42 ; and yet the aggregate, instead of being 
diminished, is increased. 

It is, however, a subject of gratulation, that the general tran- 
quillity and peace of society have been in a good measure pre- 
served, the person and property of the citizens to a reasonable 
extent protected, and the community exempted from those vio- 
lent and awful manifestations of criminal passion, which some- 
times break upon civilization in anarchy and blood. 

Six cases, subjecting the party on conviction to the punish- 
ment of death, have been under my care during the year. 
Three of them were for distinct offences of rape in Suffolk. 



1843.] SENATE— No. 7. 5 

After examination by the grand jury, indictments for an inferior 
offence were drawn in two cases, and the prisoners remanded 
to the municipal court. One other was tried, and the ac- 
cused convicted of a felonious attempt. In Middlesex, there 
was one indictment for murder. The party was convicted and 
sentenced, but the punishment was afterwards commuted by 
the governor. In Bristol, one was tried for murder. The pri- 
soner was convicted of manslaughter. One in Hampden, was 
tried for murder, and the prisoner acquitted. The year has 
passed, therefore, without the painful spectacle of a capital 
execution. 

The proceedings in relation to certain convicts in the state 
prison and houses of correction, have been of some interest 
during the year. 

Writs of error have been brought in the supreme judicial 
court, to obtain a reversal of judgments severally passed at 
different times by each of the three courts having jurisdiction 
over criminal matters, on the allegation of certain defects in 
the law describing the offence, or certain misconstruction by 
the court passing the sentence, in the extent of its own powers, 
or certain informalities in the process, not discovered at the trial 
of the accused party. In the searching operation to which the 
records for more than twenty years have been subjected, other 
supposed errors were discovered, going most extensively to the 
whole administration of that part of the law, which in Suffolk 
subjected convicts to the state prison. These were not sustained 
by the court, but, for the causes above enumerated, fourteen con- 
victs have been already liberated by the supreme court. Other 
cases are depending, and there remain certain other prisoners 
in the state prison or houses of correction, who will probably 
claim the like intei position in their favor. 

Some few of the cases alluded to occurred in 1841, but were 
then supposed to be but solitary exceptions to the general accu- 
racy of judicial proceedings ; and it was only in more re- 
cent cases that the effect of these reversals was perceived. 
The particular cases are reported in the 2d and 3d of Metcalf, 
and it is not, therefore, deemed necessary to extend this report 
by a recital of the circumstances. Reference is respectfully 
made to the official volumes for the leading principles. 



6 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

A single case may be stated to shew the operation of these 
writs of error. One John Bryant was, at Norfolk, in Septem- 
ter, 1836, convicted as a common and notorious thief, before 
the court, of common pleas ; and, in the discretion of the pre- 
siding justice, was sentenced to a punishment, then considered 
to be the exact and full extent of the law ; viz., to five days 
solitary imprisonment and twenty years hard labor in the state 
prison. 

By a change of phraseology between the Revised Statutes, 
which went into operation in the April preceding, and the law 
previously in force, although a judgment for five days solitary 
imprisonment and 19 years 360 days hard labor would have 
been legal, yet the judgment actually passed was erroneous, and 
thereby void ; and, after a period of only six years' confinement, 
the prisoner was liberated. 

Most of the cases will be found of a like character — slight 
technical formalities in some of them producing the fatal error, 
and an act of clemency in others, as when the convict was sent 
to the house of correction instead of the state prison, operating 
to the same effect. 

Many of these cases would have remained without any dis- 
turbance of the original judgment, but for the act of 1842, 
ch. 54. 

To this act I have deemed it my duty most respectfully 
to ask the attention of the Legislature ; that if, in their opinion, 
a correct criminal jurisprudence requires an amendment or ad- 
dition to it, the wisdom of the Legislature may apply the 
remedy. 

To the act itself I am not aware of any exception. Unques- 
tionably no prisoner ought to be held by an erroneous judgment. 
The most perfect accuracy in the forms of process, the mode 
of trial, and the rendition of judgment, is demanded by right and 
humanity. Judges and lawyers, in criminal cases, are and ought 
to be held to the most exemplary exactness. But mistakes and 
accidents will sometimes occur. What ought to be the effect 
of them 1 Shall they be allowed to vacate all proceedings and 
restore a convicted felon to the liberty he has forfeited by his 
crime, or may they be amended when they can be amended 
without any wrong done to the party ? 



1843.] SENATE— No. 7. 7 

As the law now stands, almost in all criminal cases, the 
supreme court, when it reverses the original judgment on writ 
of error, discharges the party. The amendment or addition, 
most humbly suggested, is, that the court should be enabled to 
pass such new judgment, as justice and equity require. The 
court should not be obliged, because there has been a nominal 
judgment of five days too much, yet wholly unexecuted, to 
release to the prisoner fourteen years of unexpired confinement, 
most justly incurred for manifest and atrocious crimes. 

These writs of error have brought to light a supposed defect 
in the provisions of the 14th sec. of ch. 126 of the Revised 
Statutes. 

It is an aggravated larceny to steal in a dwelling-house in 
the day-time, but it is not an aggravated larceny to steal in a 
dwelling-house in the night-time. The protection of the dom- 
icilj much more needed by night than by day, seems to have 
been inadvertently omitted. 

" The proper and economical administration of the criminal 
law," upon which the statute requires the opinion of the Attor- 
ney General, in his annual report, obliges me respectfully to 
submit a remark in relation to the terms of the supreme court 
for the trial of capital cases. 

Such cases can rarely be heard at the regular session of the 
court, which has ordinarily no jury when the full bench assem- 
bles, and not a full bench at the ordinary jury sessions. It be- 
comes necessary, therefore, by special adjournment, or by a 
special term, to provide for hearing such cases. Under the 
limited power given by ch. 81, sec. 41 and seq. of the Revised 
Statutes, special terms have been called, but the words of that 
law apply only to counties in which " no law term is estab- 
lished." It has happened, therefore, unavoidably that an in- 
dictment for murder, pending in Plymouth county since August 
last, on which the accused party is in close custody, has not 
yet been brought to a trial ; and, as the law now is, probably 
cannot be for some months to come. 

In June last Samuel Thurlow was indicted and convicted of 
sundry violations of the law for the regulation of licensed 



8 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

houses. He carried the case, by exceptions, to the supreme 
court, and in November last these exceptions were overruled. 
He has since obtained a writ of error to the supreme court of 
the United States, now sitting in Washington, duly allowed by 
the honorable chief justice Shaw, according to law, and served 
on the Attorney General, for the purpose of obtaining a reversal 
of the judgment against him, on the exceptions that the law of 
this Commonwealth, restraining the sale of foreign wines and 
spirits, and the acts of the county commissioners under it, are, 
in effect, a violation of the constitution of the United States. 

Whether the Commonwealth shall be represented by counsel 
at the bar of that court on the hearing of the case, depends on 
the order of the government. 

Another case, in which James Norris is plaintiff in error 
against the city of Boston, has been entered in the Supreme 
Court of the United States, and is intended to test the constitu- 
tionality of a law of this Commonwealth relating to alien pas- 
sengers, ch. 238, of 1837. As by force of a recent statute, ch. 
96, of 1840, the Commonwealth is benefited, to the whole 
amount of the proceeds, estimated from eight to ten thousand 
dollars per annum, which is collected under the law, and more 
deeply concerned in the police which it establishes, the decision 
to be made by the Supreme Court must be regarded with some 
concern. 

During the pendency of this suit in the State court, the Attor- 
ney General was notified by the law officers of the city, that the 
city had no direct interest in the cause, and, by their request, 
took the management of it, and still holds the papers under an 
order of the executive department of 1st December last for " such 
consideration and action as he may deem expedient." 

My last and former reports adverted to the process of arrest- 
ing fugitives from justice by executive warrant, or demanding 
them by executive requisition under the constitution and law 
of the United States, and the law of this Commonwealth. The 
demand for the service multiplies, and is necessarily attended 
with embarrassment. Twenty-three of these cases have been 
referred to me during the past year. These have been exam- 



1843.] SENATE— No. 7. 9 

ined, and opinions given according to their several circum- 
stances. More efficient means to make an examination, when 
the case arises with our own citizens, in order to prevent decep- 
tion and fraud — and, when the demand is made from another 
state, to provide for the security of the innocent as a duty not 
less imperative than to deliver the guilty, may, it is believed, 
be provided, consistently with a paramount regard to the con- 
stitution of the United States. 

Among the subjects officially referred to me by the trea- 
surer under the act of 1839 ch. 28, was one relating to the obli- 
gation of the Eastern Rail-road to establish a sinking fund. I 
take leave respectfully to say that nothing in the reply of that 
corporation to the treasurer has any tendency to change the 
opinion which I had formed and submitted to that officer in 
writing ; but as the question in regard to time was one alto- 
gether of expediency, it seemed to me not unsafe to advise 
delay, until the direction of the Legislature could be taken in 
relation to it. 

In regard to the notes given on contracts for the sale of 
eastern lands, and returned to me for collection under the pro- 
visions of the Revised Statutes, chapt. 13, sect. 25, a difficulty 
of a very serious character has arisen as to the obligation of 
the parties to make payment, arising out of the form of the 
contract made with the land agent, and a clause in the inden- 
ture executed by that officer, under which the purchasers 
claim to be released at any time from the payment of the out- 
standing notes, on a forfeiture of the money paid, and of any 
demand for a deed. The course of proceeding by the agent, 
has been not to make an actual sale, on the security of a mort- 
gage for the balance of the purchase money, but to take notes 
for such balance, and to contract that deeds shall be given 
when the notes are paid, inserting in an indenture, executed 
by himself and the purchaser, the clause upon which this diffi- 
culty has arisen. 

Two cases are now pending, one in the district court of the 
United States, in a process in bankruptcy, and one before the 
supreme judicial court of the Commonwealth, in each of 
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which the question is presented by the party against whom the 
suit is brought. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JAMES T. AUSTIN, 
January, 1843. Attorney General. 



1843.] SENATE— No. 7. 11 



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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT— PART II. 



This part contains abstracts and tabular statements, present- 
ing the required statistics of crime under judicial animadversion, 
in the year 1842. 

Tables I to XIII inclusive, shew the number of prosecutions, 
their causes and results, under the direction of the local prose- 
cuting officers. 

Table XIV shews the aggregate of cases of crime in the mu- 
nicipal court, courts of common pleas and supreme judicial 
court, and a comparison of these aggregates with those reported 
for the year 1841. 

Table XV shews the number of cases in the several police 
courts and before justices of the peace, in 1842, the costs 
taxed in these cases, and a comparison of the number of cases 
with those of 1841. 

Table XVI shews the amount of costs taxed in the municipal 
court, in Suffolk, for criminal cases in 1842. 

Table XVII shews amount of costs taxed in police court of 
the city of Boston, for cases terminated in said court, in 1842, 
and a comparison with the amount in 1841. 



12 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Table XVIII shews amount of fines and costs received on 
cases terminated in said court, in 1842, and a comparison of 
the amount in 1841. 

Table XIX shews the number of convicts sentenced by the 
judicial courts to confinement in the state prison — the counties 
whence they were sent — the crimes for which they were pun- 
ished, and the length of time for which they were sentenced. 



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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Jan. 



Table XVI. — Shewing the amount of Costs taxed in the Muni- 
cipal Court, in the year 1842, as per general and special bills. 



Month. 


Amount of special bill, 


Costs. 


Monthly 
Costs. 


Total Costs. 


January, 


$308 19 








u u general " 


297 62 


$605 81 










February, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


487 28 
211 70 


698 98 




March, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


361 61 
312 95 


674 56 




April, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


710 66 
301 25 


1011 91 




May, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


1414 17 
304 35 


1718 52 




June, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


760 12 
356 53 


1116 65 




July, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


479 24 
194 45 


673 69 




August, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


775 99 
331 41 


1107 40 




September, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


1091 61 
391 47 


1483 08 




October, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


1005 88 
373 81 


1379 69 




November, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


654 52 
301 31 


955 83 




December, 


Amount of special bill, 
" " general " 


671 U 
345 2£ 


]016 44 


$12,442 56 






February. , 


\m't of allowance on petition, E 


dwd. B. S 


haw, #41 00 


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ph'm B. T 


lomas, 3 00 


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saac Bleni 


s, 3 00 

$47 00 


Tofe 


il amount of special bills, 




- $8720 42 


u 


" general " 
il amount in 1842, 




3722 14 


Tott 


- $12,442 56 


Froi 


n table of last Annual Report, i 


n 1841, 


- H,l 


18 79 



Excess of 1842, 



1,323 77 



1843.] 



SENATE— No. 7. 



29 



Table XVII. — Shelving- an Abstract of Bills of Cost taxed on 
cases terminated in the Police Court of the City of Boston, 
in the year 1842. 



1st January to 31st 
March, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der by-laws, 



1st April to 30th 
June, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der by-laws, 



1st July to 30th Sep- 
tember, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der by-laws, 



1st October to 31st 
December, inclus 

Deduct for cases un- 
der by-laws, 



Officers' 
Fees. 



$396 93 
13 76 



383 17 



541 03 

29 83 



511 20 



833 62 
35 40 



798 22 



631 42 
34 99 



596 43 

2289 02 



Assist- 
ants' 
Fees. 



25 



25 

9 46 



9 46 
6 96 



6 96 
16 67 



Court 
Fees. 



Witnesses 
Fees. 



$534 30 $260 70 



29 90 



504 40 



769 55 
68 20 



701 35 



1107 90 
72 55 



1035 35 



866 95 
74 70 



792 25 
3033 35 



9 18 



$1191 93 
52 84 



251 52 



352 80 
20 52 



332 28 



574 14 

28 16 



545 98 



440 66 
22 14 



Total, (1842,) 
Amount in 1841, as by last Annual Report, 
Excess in 1842 over 1841, 



418 52 
1548 30 



Amounts. 



Amount 
charged to 
Com. 31ass. 



$1139 09 



1663 63 
118 55 



2525 12 
136 11 



1945 99 
131 83 



1545 08 



2389 01 



1814 16 



$6887 34 
$5664 25 
$1223 09 



30 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Jan. 



Table XVIII. — Shewing an Abstract of Fines, Costs, fyc. re- 
ceived on cases terminated in the Police Court of the City 
of Boston, in the year 1842. 



1st January to 31st March 

inclusive, - 
Deduct for cases under by 

laws, - 



1st April to 30th June, inclu 
sive, - ■ - 

Deduct for cases under by- 
laws, - 



1st July to 30th September 
inclusive, - 

Deduct for cases under by- 
laws, - 



1st October to 31st Decem- 
ber, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases under by 
laws, - 



Fines 



$237 11 
28 00 



209 11 



410 21 

66 50 

343 71 



448 28 
76 00 



372 28 



374 41 

76 00 



$380 14 
42 45 



337 69 



574 84 
86 16 



488 68 



627 28 
96 93 



530 35 



531 47 
94 90 



298 41 436 57 
Total, (1842,) - - | 1223 51 1793 2! 
Total in 1841, as per last Annual Report, 
Excess in 1842 over 1841, 



Fees. Amount. 



$23 90 



23 90 



13 50 



13 50 



16 87 



16 87 
24 85 



24 85 
79 12 



$641 15 
70 45 



998 55 
152 66 



1092 43 
172 93 



930 73 
170 90 



Amount to be 

credited to 
Com. of Mass. 



$570 70 



845 89 



919 50 



759 83 



3095 92 
2774 08 
$321 84 



1843.] 



SENATE— No. 7. 



31 



Table XIX. — Shelving the number of Convicts sentenced by the 
several Judicial Courts to Confinement in the State Prison, 
the Counties whence they were sent, the Crimes for which they 
were punished, and the duration of their Confinement. 



BERKSHIRE. 



No 


Court. 


Term. 


CRIME. 


When Re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 


1 

2 
3 
4 


C. P. c. 

do 
do 
do 


Oct. 
do 
do 
do 


Larceny, - 

do - 
Receiving Stolen Goods, 

do do do 


Nov. 6, 
do 6, 
do 6, 
do 6, 


1 dy. 3 yrs. 
1 dy. 3 yrs. " 

1 dy. 2 yrs. 

2 dys. 3 yrs. 



BRISTOL. 



1 


C. P. c. 


Mar. 


Larceny, - 


Mar. 25, 


4 dys. 3£ yrs 


2 


do 


June, 


do .... 


June 23, 


2 dys. 2 yrs. 


3 


do 


do 


do .... 


do 23, 


3 dys. 2 yrs. 


4 


do 


Sept. 


Lewd and Lascivious Cohabi- 












tation, - 


Sep. 21, 


1 dy. 1 yr. 


5 


do 


do 


Common and Notorious Thief, 


do 21, 


1 dy. 3 yrs. 


li 


do 


do 


Shop-Breaking, - 


do 21, 


1 dy. 2 yrs. 


J 


S. J. C. 


Nov. 


Manslaughter, ... 


Dec. 2, 


2 yrs. 


8 


C. P. C. 


Dec. 


Larceny, - 


do 21, 


1 dy. 1£ yrs. 


y 


do 


do 


do .... 


do 21, 


1 dy. U yrs. 



ESSEX. 



1 


C. P. C. 


Mar. 


Assault with intent to Maim, - 


April 1, 


1 dy. 1 yr. 


2 


do 


do 


Grand Larceny, ... 


do 1, 


1 dy. 5 yrs. 


3 


do 


do 


Larceny, .... 


do 9, 


1 dy. 1 yr. 


4 


do 


June, 


do ... - 


June 27, 


2 dys. 1 yr. 


5 


do 


Sept. 


do .... 


Sep. 29, 


2 dys. 4 yrs. 



FRANKLIN. 



1 


C. P. C. 


Mar. 


Maliciously setting fire to a 
manufactory, which was de- 












stroyed with its contents, - 


April 6, 


3 dys — Life. 


2 


do 


Nov. 


Larceny, .... 


Dec. 15, 


2 dys. 4 yrs. 


3 


do 


do 


Aiding a prisoner in attempt- 












ing to escape from Jail, 


do 15, 


2 dys. 3 yrs. 


4 


do 


do 


Larceny, --,'-- 


do 15, 


6 dys. 6 yrs. 



32 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Jan. 



HAMPDEN. 



No 


Court. 


Term. 


CRIME. 


When Re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 


1 

2 
3 

4 


C. P. c. 

do 
do 
do 


June, 

do 
Oct. 

do 


Common and Notorious Thief, 
Larceny, - 
do - 
Assault with intent to Murder, 


June 29, 
do 29, 

Oct. 18, 
do 18, 


3 dys. 3 yrs. 
2 dys. 1£ yrs. 

1 dy. 3 yrs. 

2 dys. 4 yrs. 



MIDDLESEX. 



C. P. c. 


Feb. 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 

do 

July, 

do 


do 
S. J. C. 


do 

April, 


C. P. c. 


Nov. 


do 


doj 


do 


do 


do 


do j 


do 


do 



Lewd and Lascivious Cohabit- 
ation, - 

Larceny, - 

Polygamy, - 

Larceny, - 
do - 

Lewd and Lascivious Cohabit- 
ation, - 

Burglary — 2d degree, - 

Murder — (sentence commu- 
ted,) 

Having in possession Counter- 
feit Bank Bills, with intent 
to pass the same, 

Burglary — 2d degree, 

Malicious Burning, 

Burglary — 2d degree, 

do do - - i 

Shop-Breaking, - - ) 

Breaking and entering a dwel- 
ling-house in the day-time, 



Feb. 


25, 


do 


25, 


do 


25, 


July 


9, 


do 


9, 


do 


9, 


do 


9, 


do 


11, 


Nov. 


8, 


do 


8, 


do 


8, 


do 


8, 


do 


8, 



2 dys. 1«| yrs. 
2 dys. 1 yr. 
2 dys. 1 yr. 
1 dy. 4 yrs. 
1 dy. 4 yrs. 

1 dy. 1 yr. 

2 dys. 4 yrs. 

Life. 



3 dys. 5 yrs. 
5 3 dys. 2 yrs. 
I Life. 

3 dys. 2 yrs. 
< 3 dys. 2 yrs. 
( 3 dys. 2 yrs. 

3 dys. 2 yrs. 



NANTUCKET. 



1 

2 
3 

4 
5 


C. P. C. 

do 
do 
do 
do 


June, 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Larceny, - 

Burglary, .... 

Larceny, - 

do .... 

do .... 


June 14, 
do 14, 
do 14, 
do 14, 
do 14, 


3 dys. 4 yrs. 
1 dy. 1 yr. 
3 dys. 5 yrs. 
3 dys. 4 yrs. 
3 dys. 3 yrs. 



NORFOLK. 



C. P. c. 


Sept. 


do 


do 


do 


do 



Larceny, .... 
Passing Counterfeit Bank Bills, 
Burning a Barn, - - - 



Sep. 


30, 


do 


30, 


do 


30, 



3 dys. 2 yrs. 
3 dys. 1 yr. 
1 dy. 1 yr. 



1843.] 



SENATE— No. 7. 



33 



SUFFOLK. 



Ho 


Court. 


Term. 


CBiMK. 


When Ee- ! c , 
„„:„ a sentence, 
ceived. 


1 


S. J. c. 


Jan. 


Assault with intent to commit 
a Rape, - 


Jan. 25, 3 dvs. 5 yrs. 


a 


M. C. 


Feb. 


Stealing, - 


Feb. 14, 2 vrs. 


3 


do 


Mar. 


Common and Notorious Thief, 


Mar. 19, 5 dvs. 5 yrs. 


4 


do 


April, 


Burglary and Larceny, - 


Apr. 16, 5 dys. 4 yrs. 


5 


M. C. 


do 


Larceny, &c. ... 


do 23, 5 dvs. 7 yrs. 


6 


do 


do 


Attempting to pass Counterfeit 
Money, - 


do 23, 10 dvs. 2£ yrs. 


7 


do 


May, 


Stealing, - 


May 16, 5 dys. 1 vr. 


8 


do 


do 


do .... 


do 16, 8 dvs. 2| vrs. 


9 


do 


do 


do .... 


do 16, 10 dvs. 3 vrs. 


10 


do 


do 


do .... 


do 23, 3 dvs. 2 yrs. 


H 


do 


June, 


Larceny, - 


June 6, 5 dvs. 3 vrs. 


12 


do 


do 


Assault and Larcenv, 


do 16, 5 dvs. 2 yrs. 


13 


do 


do 


Stealing, - 


do 18, 5 dvs. 1 vr. 


14 


do 


July, 


5 Forgery, - 


July 5, 5 dys. 3 yrs. 


\ Cheating by False Pretences, 


do 5, 2 dys. 3 yrs. 


15 


do 


do 


Common and Notorious Thief, 


do 15, 5 dys. 3 vrs. 


16 


do 


do 


Larceny, - 


do 15, t 5 dys. 3 yrs. 


17 


do 


Aug. 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


Aug.27, 2 dvs. 4 vrs. 


18 


do 


Sept. 


Common and Notorious Thief, 


Sep. 17, 5 dys. 4 yrs. 


19 


do 


do 


Larcenv, ... - 


do 17, 5 dys. 2 yrs. 


ao 


do 


do 


Having in possession Counter- 
feit Bank Bills, &c. - 


do 17. 5 dvs. 3 vrs. 


21 


do 


do 


Stealing-, - 


do 17. 5 dvs. 1 1 vrs. 


22 


do 


do 


Larceny, - 


do 17, 5 dys. 6 vrs. 


23 


do 


do 


Stealing, - 


do 26. 1 yr., 5 ds. of 
which solit'y. 


24 


do 


do J 


Stealing, - 


do 26, i 5 dvs. 1 vr. 


Cheating by False Pretences. 


do 26, 3 dvs. 2 vrs. 


25 


do 


Oct. 


Burglary, - 


Oct. 15, 5 dvs. 3 vrs. 


26 


do 


do 


Larcenv, - 


do 15. 5 dvs. 4 vrs. 


27 


do 


do 


Burglary, ... - 


do 15. 5 dvs. 3 vrs. 


28 


do 


do 


Larcenv, - 


do 26, 5 dvs. 1 yr. 


29 


do 


Nov. 


Burglary and Larceny, - 


Nov. 28. 5 dvs. 4 vrs. 


30 


do 


Dec. 


Assault with intent to Murder, 


Dec. 19, 3 dys. 1 yr. 



WORCESTER. 



1 


C. P. C. 


Jan. 


Larcenv, - 


Feb. 4, 


2 dvs. 1 vr. 


•2 


do 


June, 


Burning a Barn, - 


June 16, 


3 dvs. 5 vrs. 


3 


do 


do 


Felonious Assault with intent 












to commit a Rape, 


do It J. 


3 dvs. ti vrs. 


4 


do 


Oct 


Burglarv and Larcenv, - 


Oct. 0. 


3 dvs. 2 vrs. 


5 


do 


do 


Larcenv, - 


do 6. 


4 dvs. 2 vrs. 


6 


do 


do 


Incest, - 


do 6, 


3 dys. 2 yrs. 



Total, 



S3