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NORTHAMPTON, April 25.

On Saturday last the Supreme Judicial Court, begun and holden at Northampton, within and for the county of Hampshire, on the 9th inst. adjourned without day—during their session, Jason Parminter of Barnardston, Daniel Luddington of Southampton, Alpheus Colton of Long-Meadow, James White of Colrain, John Wheeler of Hardwick, and Henry M'Cullock of Pelham, were convicted of high treason against the commonwealth, and sentence of death was accordingly passed upon them.—Joseph Jones, for an assault made by firing a pistol at a Deputy-Sheriff in the execution of his office, with an intent to kill and murder him, to set one hour on the gallows with a rope about his neck, and to recognize in the sum of 80 l. with sufficient surety to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the term of two years.—Silas Hamilton, Esq. of Whitingham, in the state of Vermont, to stand one hour in the pillory, and be publicly whipped on the naked back twenty stripes, for exciting and stiring up sedition and insurrection in this commonwealth.—Abel Patridge, to pay a fine of 100 l. to the use of the commonwealth, and to recognize in the sum of 300 l. with sufficient surety to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the term of five years, for a like crime.—Moses Harvey, to pay a fine of 50 l.- to set on the gallows with a rope round his neck one hour, and recognize with sufficient surety in the sum of 200 l. to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the term of five years, for a like crime.—John Severance, to pay a fine of 30 l. and recognize in the sum of 100 l. with sufficient surety to keep the peace &c. for the term of three years, for a like crime.—Abner Fowler, to pay a fine of 50 l.—to suffer twelve months imprisonment, and recognize with sufficient surety to keep the peace &c. for the term of five years, for a like crime.—Thomas Killam, to pay a fine of 20 l. and recognize in the sum of 50 l. with surety to keep the peace &c. for three years, for a like crime.—Samuel Rose, to stand one hour in the pillory, and be publicly whipped on the naked back twenty stripes, for a like crime.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: On April 22, 1787, the Supreme Judicial Court met in Northampton and convicted Henry McCullock, Jason Parmenter, Daniel Luddington, Alpheus Colton, James White and John Wheeler of high treason. They were sentenced to death, which would have been carried out by hanging. Other Regulators were sentenced to imprisonment, standing in the pillory and being whipped, or sitting on the gallows for one hour with a rope around their neck. They also had to pay fines and put up a bond of 100 to 300 pounds to insure that they would keep the peace and be on good behavior for a period of five years. Both the fines and bonds were large sums of money at a time when money was scarce. William Butler began publication of the Hampshire Gazette on September 6, 1786, in Northampton, Massachusetts, 18 days after the Regulators prevented the Court of Common Pleas from convening there. The newspaper often urged support of the government and was generally against the activities of the Regulators. The paper came out on Wednesdays and consisted primarily of articles reprinted from other newspapers.

 

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Court verdicts of punishment for Shays' Insurgents published in the Hamsphire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
creator   Supreme Judicial Court
date   Apr 25, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   7.0"
width   3.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L04.096


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