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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Put in the Stocks

In 1638, John Vaughan, Samson Robins and their wives (of Accomac) were condemned to sit in the stocks during church service in the parish church because they were found intoxicated. Twelve months later, the same punishment was given to David Wheatley for a like offense.  Source: Accomac County Records, vol. 1632-40, pp. 129, 145.
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