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An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..



Item # 648913

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.
The reports from America include news from Newport, Philadelphia, and Boston. The Boston report talks of the distress local merchants are experiencing as a result of increased duties and burdens which have been laid upon them (see images for details). The report regarding Capital Punishment suggests that in some instances a death sentence is too kind, and describes an alternative being tried in an effort to discourage the most heinous of crimes.
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's