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To the Honorable General Assembly now is session at Providence.

The undersigned, citizens of the State of Rhode-Island, would call the attention of your Hon-
ors to the case of JOHN GORDON, now confined in the Jail of the county of Providence,…


An Act to abolish capital punishment,
and to provide for the more effectual Punishment
of crime. -
It is enacted by the General Assembly as
follows;

Section 1. The punishment of Death is hereby
abolished.

Section 2. Any person…