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Autograph letter signed : London, to James Youngs Smith, 1864 March 4.

Author: John Bright; James Youngs Smith
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Inquiring about the abolition of capital punishment in Rhode Island, of which Smith was currently Governor; explaining that a debate on the topic was likely to take place soon in the House of Commons and that he is "anxious to ascertain the result of the change, & how far your example may guide other States & nations"; enclosing a list of five questions, including "Is the law against the death penalty sustained by  Read more...
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Bright; James Youngs Smith
OCLC Number: 270133472
Notes: Bright gives the place of writing as "4 Hanover St, London."
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Description: 1 item (3 pages) ; 18.4 x 11.2 cm

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Inquiring about the abolition of capital punishment in Rhode Island, of which Smith was currently Governor; explaining that a debate on the topic was likely to take place soon in the House of Commons and that he is "anxious to ascertain the result of the change, & how far your example may guide other States & nations"; enclosing a list of five questions, including "Is the law against the death penalty sustained by the public opinion of the State?" and "What is the punishment now inflicted on such Criminals as were formerly punished with death?"

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