* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Capital Punishment Garrison public personality

January 3, 1845 A meeting held at which Garrison and others resolve to petition the legislature to “abolish capital punishment in this Commonwealth”.  Includes the following:  ” Resolved,  That it…

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February 7, 1845 Under the heading, Foreign Intelligence, a notice about a man who now confesses to a murder for which another was executed.  “This is not the first time,…

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June 13, 1845   From the Providence Republican Herald, there is an unsigned letter to the Editor. “I have always been an advocate for the infliction of Capital Punishment for the crime…

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March 30, 1849 Under the title Shall He Be Hung?, here is an article about Washington Goode, a “colored man, a sailor,  … under sentence of death”….noted is a petition…

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April 13, 1849 A report from the N.W. Washingtonian of an enthusiastic meeting at Tremont Temple, at which about five hundred people signed a petition for Goode’s repreve  The article…

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April 12, 1850 John M. Spear writes to Garrison, informing him of the number of people who have signed petitions to the Massachusetts legislature, advocating the Abolition of Capital Punishment.…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Capital Punishment Petition Drives Spear, J.M.

April 27, 1855 Henry C. Wright addresses a long article to The Rev. Lyman Beecher.  Beecher has evidently argued for the right of the state to punish by hanging.  Wright,…

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