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Colonial Cases

R. v. Culbert [1849]

stealing

General Court, Bahamas

Lees C.J., 31 October, 4 November 1849

Source: Nassau Guardian, 31 October 1849, p 2

[2] Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Thomas Culbert was tried today for the Larceny of money, the property of E.B.A. Taylor, Esq. to the amount of £8.6s.3d. Verdict - Guilty.

The Court has adjourned until to-morrow, when the civil causes will be brought on.

We congratulate the public on the smallness of the criminal calendar this Term. It is a gratifying circumstance to learn, that in a Colony of thirty thousand inhabitants, only three persons have been tried for offences during the sessions of the superior Criminal Court. It is equally gratifying to know that there are only eleven prisoners at present in the Nassau Prison, and but seven at the convict settlement at Inagua.

Lees C.J., 4 November 1849

Source: Nassau Guardian, 14 November 1849

[2] The Court met this morning, when the prisoners convicted during the present term were sentenced as follows:

Thomas Culbert - Larceny of money - 4 months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School