Sentences Passed in the Bodmin Jail, Cornwall, on March 26, 1839 [Broadside]. [Criminals]. [Great Britain]. Sentences of the Prisoners, Tried at Bodmin, On Tuesday March, the 26th 1839 Before Mr. Baron Gurney and Mr. Justice Maule. Deeble Peter Hoblyn, Esq. Sherriff. Penryn [Cornwall, England]: T. Pearce, Printer, 1839. 14-3/4" x 6-3/4" broadside, mounted on backing paper, single-column text below headline and woodcut Royal Arms. Light browning, moderate edgewear, three horiontal folds, some loss to text where item was folded. $750. * In use from 1779 to 1927, Bodmin Gaol is located in Cornwall. The broadside lists male and female prisoners with their crimes and sentences. All of the cases are theft except two, which are not yet resolved: a man charged with the murder of his wife and two men charged for an assault on a "Captain Teague." Things stolen include money, a lead weight, a pair of boots, a duck, a quantity of candles and a bag of barley. Sentences range from not guilty to several months of hard labor and solitary confinement. Six of the prisoners were sentenced to transportation to Australia, one of them, a repeat offender, for the rest of his life. No copies listed on OCLC or Library Hub.
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