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McKean, Thomas (1734-1817) [Report of judges and the attorney general on the case of Jacob Dryer].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01615 Author/Creator: McKean, Thomas (1734-1817) Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Document signed Date: 9 December 1788 Pagination: 3 p. 33 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Also signed by State Supreme Court Judge George Bryan and Jurist William Bradford. Concludes that the state "Council may legally issue a warrant for the Execution of the prisoner..." Dryer had been convicted of burglary and pardoned on condition of leaving the United States. He violated that condition.

Background Information: Signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LawJudiciaryDeath PenaltyCriminals and OutlawsImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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