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Hartford?, 1844. 1 sheet (1 page) : illustration (woodcut) ; 48 x 8 cm. Illustration depicts a debtor being taken the to prison by an official and a crying woman is holding on to the official's shoulder. First line of text reads: in 1837, when the democrats were in power in this State, they passed a bill abolishing imprisonment for debt. Printed beneath the illustration is John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "The Prisoner for Debt." Announces a town hall meeting to reelect Chauncey Fitch Cleveland to pass a bill abolishing imprisonment for debt.
Debt, Imprisonment for -- Connecticut
Author, Unknown, "O.K. OLL for Kleveland, no imprisonment for debt." (1844). Connecticut Legal History. 13.