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Colonial Cases

R. v. Sullivan [1752]

counterfeit - branding

October 1752

Source: Halifax Gazette, 21 October 1762

[2] We hear from Providence, in the Colony of Rhode-Island that --- Sullivan, a well known Engraver, has lately had both his Ears crop'd, and been branded in both his Cheeks with the Letter C, for counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of that Colony.

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