antedating chain gang (1813)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Sep 19 12:07:37 UTC 2007

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Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Saturday, September 18, 1813;
Issue 223; page 3, col A [19th C US Newspapers]
     Tremendous Hurricane. Particulars of the Dreadful and Almost Unparalleled
Hurricane, Which Has Again Very Nearly Desolated the unfortunate island of
Roseau, July 28....

[Col. C]
The few prisoners confined for debt at the jail in Roseau, in consequence of its
dilapidated state, were released under parole of honor to surrender, and the
chain gang of culprits is delivered over to their owners.

Stephen Goranson

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