NY Commutations
1877
Downey - Gilman

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Name

Date

Sentenced

County

Crime

Term

Prison

Comment

Downey, Thomas

7/22/1878

9/1878

Kings

grand larceny

2 years

Kings County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year, from 9/24/1878, subject to the legal deduction

Egan, Thomas

12/9/1879

5/31/1878

Rensselaer

aiding & abetting in obtaining money of the county wrongfully

8 years & fined $1,500

Clinton

Commuted to 1 year & 10 months from 5/31/1878, with deduction

Eldridge, Anson

11/20/1879

8/25/1878

St Lawrence

larceny from the person

2 years

Clinton

Commuted to 1 year & 3 months, from 8/25/1878, actual service

Eletson, Charles H

8/5/1879

5/11/1878

Monroe

receiving stolen goods

5 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year & 6 months, from 5/11/1878, subject to the legal deduction

Engleman, Henry

12/1/1877

6/4/17876

New York

Receiving stolen goods

4 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 1 year and 6 months' actual service

Eustace, Richard & Cosgrove, John

1/12/1878

12/28/1877

New York

Selling spirituous liquors in quantities less than five gallons at one time, without having a license therefore

Eustace, 60 days & $250 fine; Cosgrove, 30 days & $125 fine; both to stand committed until the same be paid, not exceeding one day for each dollar of the fine imposed, from & after the termination of the imprisonment

New York County Penitentiary

Sentence of Eustace commuted to pay a fine of $250, or stand committed in the New York County Penitentiary until same be paid, not exceeding one day for each dollar of the fine imposed. Sentence of Cosgrove commuted to pay a fine of $125, or stand committed until the same be paid, not exceeding one day for each dollar of the fine imposed

Farnham, William

12/9/1879

11/2/1878

Chautauqua

grand larceny

4 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year & 4 months from 11/2/1878, with deduction

Fellows, Warren

11/26/1878

1/20/1870

Orange

murder, 2nd degree

20 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 8 years, 10 months & 7 days' actual service

Francis, William

5/15/1878

9/16/1870

New York

burglary, 1st degree

20 years

Auburn; transferred to Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 12 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Frechet, Jules

9/5/1878

9/6/1876

New York

selling obscene literature

2 years & fined $100

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 2 years' actual service

Frink, Charles

8/27/1877

2/25/1875

Cortland

bigamy

5 years

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 6 months' actual service

Froude, Conrad

8/3/1878

12/6/1876

New York

burglary, 3rd degree

3 years & 6 months

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 2 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Garrett, H H

3/21/1877

9/23/1875

Albany

forgery, 3rd degree

2 years & 6 months

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 1 year & 6 months' actual service

Gibson, James A

12/15/1879

12/20/1878

Onondaga

grand larceny

2 years

Onondaga County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year form 12/20/1878, actual service

Gillen, Thomas

1/22/1879

12/18/1875

Oswego

arson, 3rd degree

6 years

Auburn

Commuted to 4 years & 2 months, from 12/18/1875, subject to the legal deduction

Gilman, William C

12/2/1879

10/12/1877

New York

forgery, 3rd degree

5 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Auburn

Commuted to 2 years, 1 month & 20 days from 10/12/1877, & will terminate 12/2/1879

 

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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