Item FC 3213 L55 019.003 - 1839 (Nov) Copy of Verdict in Murder Trial

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1839 (Nov) Copy of Verdict in Murder Trial

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FC 3213 L55 019.003

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  • November 20, 1839 (Creation)

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One sheet of lined paper.

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Place: Upper Fort Garry

From: unknown

To: Rev. J. Smithurst

Details: 2pp with integral address

Notes: Copy of not guilty verdict returned by the Jury on the trial of Henry Beardie for the murder of William Washington Bird. While the jury admits that Beardie did point his bow and arrow at Bird, the fact that Beardie is only 12 years old leads the jury to acquit him of murder. The jury warns parents to abolish archery in the community to prevent future deaths.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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