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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.
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 [….]
Worcester County, County of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, Court of General Sessions, jail, Abel Wilder, gaol, prisoners
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