The Trial and Execution, for Petit Treason, of Mark and Phillis: Slaves of Capt. John Codman, who Murdered Their Master at Charlestown, Mass., in 1755; for which the Man was Hanged and Gibbeted, and the Woman was Burned to Death; Including, Also, Some Account of Other Punishments by Burning in Massachusetts

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J. Wilson and Son, 1883 - African American criminals - 39 pages
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Page 35 - And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree : his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day ; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God ;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Page 21 - George the Third, By the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King, Defender of the faith and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five.
Page 25 - Commonwealth from whence he came, and from thence to the place of Execution, and there be hanged by the neck until he be dead...
Page 8 - ... and him there safely keep until he shall be discharged by due course of law. Given under my hand and seal this, the 14th day of December, 1891.
Page 26 - Job the the Creditor or otherwise by order of law hereof fail not and make Return of this Writ with your Doings therein into...
Page 35 - His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day ; (for he that is hanged is accursed of ' God ;) that thy land be not defiled, which 1 the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Page 26 - ... summon the owner or keeper of said liquor (if he shall be known to you) to appear before me at the city court room * * * forthwith, and show cause, if any he may have, why the said liquor should not be adjudged forfeited, and be dealt with according to the statute in such case made and provided; and for so doing, this shall be your sufficient warrant. Hereof fail not, but of this complaint and warrant, with your doings thereon, make due return according to law.
Page 38 - ... shall be indicted and prosecuted to final judgment accordingly, and the same punishment, and no other, shall be inflicted as in case of murder. 4. If any person owing allegiance to this State shall by speech, writing, open deed or act, advisedly and wittingly maintain and defend the authority or jurisdiction...
Page 27 - It may certainly afford matter of speculation that in civil causes there should be such a variety of writs of execution to recover a trifling debt, issued in the king's name, and under the seal of the court without which the sheriff cannot legally stir one step ; and yet that the execution of a man, the most important and terrible task of any, should depend upon a marginal note.
Page 23 - To the Sheriff of Our County of Suffolk his Under- Sheriff or Deputy, Greeting. WE command you to attach the Goods or Estate of...

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