Document, 1799 February 05

Name
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1799 February 05
Abstract
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.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1799 February 05
Physical Description
3
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
New York State Library, Manuscripts & Special Collections
(Non-Columbia Location)
Also In
The papers of John Jay