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1823 Excerpt: ...as a sentinel. A number of other witnesses
corroborated the above testimonies. The case having closed, Judge
Moore recapitulated the evidence, and charged the Jury, who retired
for about forty minutes, and returned with a verdict, finding the
prisoner, Moran, Not Guilty; and the prisoners, Halloran and
Fitzgerald, Guilty of the felony charged against them. Judge Moore
then proceeded to pass sentence of death on the prisoners, Halloran
and Fitzgerald, which he did in nearly the following words: "It is
ever a most painful duty to be the medium of communicating sentence
of death to any human creature; the facts connected with the
present case are not such, however, as may awaken the sympathies of
our nature; they arise from the disorganized and turbulent state of
the country. These remarks particularly apply to your case, Michael
Halloran, and yours, Michael Fitzgerald. You were not instigated to
the commission of crime by any feeling of personal hostility, but
were led to it by that savage and ferocious disposition, which
would not hesitate to sacrifice any individual, that might be
pointed out to you as a victim, by this wretched banditti. They
roam about the country, issuing their commands, and the misguided
men obey their directions. This is a state of things that must be
extinguished, by a firm, temperate, and merciful administration of
the laws. We, cannot suffer the tribunals of the country to be
overthrown by these unknown conspirators. You, Michael Halloran,
and you, Michael Fitzgerald, have been found guilty of inflicting
death on a man, who was authorized by the laws of the country to
protect the public peace. And why? Because those men, in the
discharge of their duty, dared to interpose between you and, your
lawless purposes, assuming, as you d...
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