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This document notes that the current jail is "Very inconvenient + insufficient for the safety of the County[,] Comfort of the Prisoners" and it is necessary to build a new jail on a new plot of land.

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County of Worcester June 10th 1784

In the Court of General Sessions of the [….]

The Committee Appointed to View the Jail

In said County + Report Wheither it is necessary

To Build a new Jail.

Beg Leave to Report as their Opinion that the

Present Jail is Very inconvenient + insufficient

For the safety of the County [,] Comfort of the pris-

-oners + that it is Expedient to build a new

Jail on a new Plot of Ground as soon as it

Can be done with Convenience.

+ In the Mean Time that such repairs

Be made to the Present Jail as are Necessary

For the safe Keeping the Prisoners

Abel Wilder [….]

Creation Date

6-10-1784

City

Worcester

County

Worcester

State/Province

Massachusetts

Country

United States

Keywords

Worcester County, County of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, Court of General Sessions, jail, Abel Wilder, gaol, prisoners

Resource Identifier

070429-27

Date Digital

9-11-2014

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | Cultural History | History | 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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

 
 

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