One William Y. Tuttle was tried before him for stealing a horse and
sleigh. Before sentencing the man escaped, and upon recapture he was brought before the
Supreme Court, which sentenced him to 18 months in prison. As Benson believes the
felonious intent was not adequately proved, he requests that Jay consider whether a
reduction of the Supreme Court sentence may not be appropriate.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1799 February 05
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