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Senate. Comm. on the Abolition of Capital Punishment. Report, 1836
Senate No. 73 Report of the Committee of the Senate on the abolition of capital punishment. On January 15, 1836, three men were designated a
Committee to consider the Governor's remarks on capital punishment. On March 28, 1836, it sent a report. The Committee had decided it was not expedient
to legislate on the subject, letting capital punishment stand. It was a function of government to set penalties for crimes. The Committee believed
that death was more severe than life in prison and talked about that at some length, but it was not sure death was more of a deterrent. There remained
six capital crimes in Massachusetts and the Committee discussed them all. After twenty pages, the Committee still felt it was not expedient to
remove the death penalty. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Report of the committee of the Senate on the Abolition of Capital Punishment.
OCLC Number:   817010100
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