Category Archives: legal proceedings

Research is not always fun (civil commitment)

Sometimes you just run across a tidbit, and you know the whole story is probably lost somewhere in that distant past, but you also know that whatever the details are, it’s a sad story. Like this: At a Court of … Continue reading

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People are weird, 17th century edition

You never know what you’re going to come across when you actually read large swaths of historical documents. For example: in 1678, eight (probably young) men were prosecuted in Albany, New York, in a case identified as “Concerning a Scandalous … Continue reading

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