NY Commutations
1877
Plunkett - Stearns

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Name

Date

Sentenced

County

Crime

Term

Prison

Comment

Plunkett, Richard

11/25/1879

11/27/1878

New York

grand larceny

2 years

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year, from 11/27/1878, actual service

Read, Robert L

12/23/1878

9/1/1873

Queens

robbery

20 years

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 8 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Reeves, Hiram

8/3/1878

2/18/1876

Jefferson

forgery, 3rd degree

5 years

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 6 months' actual service

Reynolds, Stephen

10/6/1879

10/3/18777

Oneida

burglary, 3rd degree

3 years

Auburn

Commuted to 2 years & 6 months, from 10/3/1877, subject to the legal deduction

Rice, Clarence M

10/7/1878

10/12/1876

Chautauqua

forgery

4 years

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 2 years' actual service

Roberts, John S & James Vondrey or Vouchey

7/22/1879

7/7/1879

Washington

malicious mischief

4 months

Albany County Penitentiary

Sentence of each commuted to 15 days, from 7/7/1879, actual service

Rogers, Michael

12/5/1878

6/6/1872

New York

robbery

20 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 10 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Romberg, Edward

7/16/1878

9/19/1877

Kings

burglary, 3rd degree & grand larceny

2 years

Kings County Penitentiary

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

Ross, Frank B

8/1/1877

5/14/1876

New York

forgery

3 years

Sing Sing

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

Rowland, Daniel

12/15/1879

3/22/1878

Otsego

rape

6 years

Auburn

Commuted to 1 year & 9 months, form 3/22/1878, actual service

Rush, Decker (Colored)

9/19/18_8

9/22/1876

New York

assault to rape

5 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 2 year's actual service

Ryan, Thomas

12/15/1879

6/27/1877

New York

murder, 2nd degree

life

Sing Sing

Commuted to 3 years & 3 months, form 6/27/1877, subject to the legal deduction

Salmons, Samuel C

12/12/1878

12/14/1876

New York

bigamy

5 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 6 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Schuster, George

5/22/1878

5/21/1877

New York

assault to harm

5 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 1 year actual service

Sherman, George W

12/2/1878

9/2/1878

Wayne

assault & battery

6 months & fined $50

Monroe County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 3 months' actual service

Simonds, James

9/12/1878

9/14/1876

New York

grand larceny

5 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Auburn

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 6 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Singer, Moses

8/1/1879

12/4/1877

New York

assault to rape

5 years

Sing Sing

Commuted to 2 years, form 12/4/1877, subject to the legal deduction

Skelly, Benjamin

9/1/1879

3/3/1877

Washington

arson

7 years

Clinton; transferred to Sing Sing

Commuted to 2 years & 6 months, from 3/3/1877, actual service

Smith, Allen alias John Phillips

9/23/1878

9/26/1876

Kings

grand larceny

5 years

Kings County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 2 years & 6 months, with legal deduction

Smith, George (colored)

2/1/1879

2/15/1870

New York

burglary, 1st degree

20 years

Sing Sing

Commuted to 15 years & 8 months from 2/15/1870, subject to the legal deduction

Smith, James J

2/4/1878

3/29/1877

New York

grand larceny

2 years

New York County Penitentiary

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

Sparks, Elijah

12/10/1879

12/13/1876

Orange

grand larceny

5 years

Sing Sing; transferred to Auburn

Commuted to 4 years, from 12/13/1876, with deduction

Stearns, Charles F

9/12/1878

2/15/1875

New York

forgery, 3rd degree (2 indictments

8 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 5 years, 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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