NY Commutations
1877
Boyd - Conroy

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Name

Date

Sentenced

County

Crime

Term

Prison

Comment

Boyd, Charles B

8/30/1879

11/2/1878

Chautauqua

forgery

2 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year, from 11/2/1878, subject to the legal deduction

Britt, John

9/19/1878

11/6/1874

New York

rape

15 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 5 years & 6 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Brotherton, Lester

7/1/1879

11/1877

Cayuga

murder, 1st degree

to be hanged on 6/17/ 1878; reprieved 1/15/1878, until 1/24/1878; stay of proceedings granted & resentenced to be hanged on 7/11/1879

County Jail

Commuted to imprisonment in the Auburn State Prison for life

Buckingham, Frederick

8/8/1878

2/15/1875

New York

forgery

1 year

New York County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 6 months' actual service

Burke, Daniel

10/5/1877

5/7/1877

New York

grand larceny

1 year

New York County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 5 months, actual service

Burns, William

11/17/1877

1/17/1877

Kings

burglary in the 3rd degree

5 years

Kings County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 3 months, subject of the legal deduction for good conduct

Cahill, Michael

12/16/1878

12/27/1877

Chemung

seduction

2 years & 6 months

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 1 year & 2 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Calhoun, Alfred

5/21/1879

5/23/1879 [probably 1877]

Clinton

arson, 3rd degree

6 years

Clinton

Commuted to 2 years & 6 months, from 5/23/1877, subject to the legal deduction

Campbell, John

1/11/1879

10/28/1872

New York

rape

20 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Auburn

Commuted to 9 years & 6 months, from 10/28/1872, subject to the legal deduction

Carey, Ellen

10/20/1879

10/24/1877

New York

arson, 1st degree

life

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 2 years, from 10/24/1877, actual service

Casey, Timothy

4/13/1878

6/15/1877

Rensselaer

assault to harm

5 years

Clinton

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

Cassidy, Hugh

12/18/1879

4/23/1879

Albany

burglary, 3rd degree

2 years

Albany County Penitentiary

Commuted to 8 months, from 4/23/1879, actual service

Clark, Samuel

11/11/1878

5/11/1878

New York

assault & battery

1 year

New York County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 6 months' actual service

Clough, Charles

2/17/1878

2/19/1878

Yates

bigamy

2 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year, from 2/19/1878, actual service

Conklin, William

12/5/1878

8/8/1876

New York

petit larceny for the person

5 years

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 3 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Conrad, Jacob G

2/9/1878

11/14/1876

New York

grand larceny

4 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Auburn

Sentence commuted to 1 year & 6 months, subject to the legal deduction

Conroy, Bernard

4/4/1879

6/7/1878

New York

grand larceny

2 years

Sing Sing

Commuted to 1 year, from 6/7/1878, subject to the legal deduction

 

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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