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The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.

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To the Hon. able Court of General Sessions now

setting in Worster in for the county of Worcester most Humbly sheweth your Hon. That

we are prisoners for Debt in the Commonwealth goal

in Worster + that we [?] of us have given good

sufficient Bords for the Liberty of the prison

yard agreeable to law: but as we find the prison

yard is very small + the prisoners increasing

We most earnestly pray your Hon. that

s’d that prison yard may be extended at least Twenty

Rods northerly from the Present limits + the

width of the present County Road + as in duty

Bound will ever pray_

Worster goal Sept. 8th 1784

[signed]

Elijah Isaacson[?]

George Shayer

Jacob Ellison

Henry Chase

Jon’a Willington

Daniel Novell[?]

Asa Danforth

Matthew Knight

Creation Date

9-8-2014

City

Worcester

County

Worcester

State/Province

Massachusetts

Country

United States

Keywords

petition, prisoners, jail, gaol, prison yard, Worcester County, Worcester, Massachusetts, General Court of Sessions

Resource Identifier

080616-58

Date Digital

9-11-2014

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

Cultural History | Economic History | History | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Legal | Political History | Public History | Social History | United States History

Publisher

Wofford College

Language

en-us

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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