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Colonial Cases

R. v. Campbell and others [1753]

capital punishment - burglary

Provincial Court

May 1753

Source: Halifax Gazette, 7 July 1753

[2] Yesterday Charles Campbell, Daniel Spinke, and John Brown were executed here, pursuant to their Sentence at the last Provincial Court, for Burglaries. At the Place of Execution they all behaved with Decency and Composure, sung Part of several Psalms, and prayed together.

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