NY Commutations 
1877
Abbott - Bortelle

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Name

Date

Sentenced

County

Crime

Term

Prison

Comment

Abbott, Gustavus

11/7/1879

3/1/1878

New York

obtaining goods by false pretenses

3 years

Sing Sing

Commuted to 2 years, from 3/1/1878, subject to the legal deduction

Aikin, William J

12/10/1879

9/5/1872

New York

grand larceny, 2 charges & attempt burglary 1st degree

20 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Clinton

Commuted to 11 years & 4 months, from 9/5/1872, with deduction

Ainsworth, Alonzo alias James Smith

9/23/1879

11/25/1879

New York

forgery

2 years

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year, form 11/25/1879, subject to the legal deduction

Baldwin, John C

3/7/1878

1/25/1878

Orange

murder

Sentenced to be hanged on the 15th day of March, 1878

County Jail

Sentence commuted to imprisonment fro life in the State prison at Sing Sing

Bargy, Erastus

9/12/1878

3/15/1878

Herkimer

arson, 4th degree

1 year & 1 month

Onondaga County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 6 months' actual service

Barrett, Isaac

5/8/1878

12/1876

Washington

assault to rape

3 years & 4 months

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 1 year & 8 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Bartholomy, Peter

2/4/1878

2/5/1877

Erie

forgery

2 years & 6 months

Erie County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 1 year actual service

Bates, Joseph alias Eugene O'Hare

3/31/1879

4/1/1878

New York

receiving stolen goods

2 years & 6 months

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year, from 4/1/1878, actual service

Bean, Daniel F & Willis, Ellison C

1/4/1878

3/6/1877

New York

grand larceny

2 years each

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 1 year, subject to the leqal deduction for good conduct

Benedict, Stephen T

4/13/1878

2/15/1877

Chautauqua

forgery

5 years

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 1 year & 2 months' actual service

Bennett, Mary

6/8/1878

12/8/1877

Erie

grand larceny

1 year

Erie County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 6 months' actual service

Berry, Jacob

6/12/1879

4/1878

New York

keeping a disorderly house

8 months & fined $150 (The conviction was affirmed in the Supreme Court, & subsequently in the Court of Appeals; the defendant in the meantime being on bail; although sentenced in 4,1878, the term of his imprisonment did not begin until the 30th of April, 1879)

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 60 days from 4/30/1879

Beverly, John

1/30/1879

10/31/1877

Cattaraugus

attempt to commit rape

4 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year & 6 months, from 10/31/1877, subject to the legal deduction

Blane, James

6/20/1879

4/23/1879

New York

assault & battery

1 year

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 2 months, form 4/23/1879, actual service

Bortelle, Rachel

11/9/1877

1/12/1877

Albany

abortion

1 Year & 6 Months

Albany County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 1 year, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

 

Public Papers of Lucius Robinson Governor of the State of New York 1877,"  The Argus Company, Printers 1877, Albany, NY, pages 177 to 229

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