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R. v. Cutting [1879]

[manslaughter]

R. v. Cutting, 1879

Consular Court, New York
1879
Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 19 November 1879

The Consular Court at New York to inquire into the killing of a sailor on board the British ship Corengo during a mutiny on the 3d November, has completed its labors.  The Court ordered that Cutting, the mate who struck the sailor with a hatchet, be sent to England for trial on a charge of manslaughter, and sentenced three of the mutinous sailors to one month's imprisonment.

Source: Los Angeles Herald, 20 November 1879

Case of Mutiny at Sea.

ANTWERP, Nov. 19th. see Sacramento Daily Union, 19 November 1879, above.

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