Lot 25: 1821 - 1823 Abolition of the Death Penalty

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

April 28, 2018
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: 1821 An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Ireland, in the Ninth Year of Queen Anne, and in the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, as inflicts Capital Punishment on Persons guilty of stealing ot the Amount of Five Shillings, out of or from Shops, Warehouses and other Outbuildings and Places, and to provide a more suitable and effectual Punishment for such Offences. & 1823 A Bill For enabling the Judges to abstain from pronouncing Sentence of Death, in certain Capital Felonies. Interestingly this second bill would exclude Scotland. Both very tidy, very brief papers (2/3 pages) with only very minor edge-wear.
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