Reports of Criminal Law Cases; Decided at the City-Hall of the City of New York with Notes and References
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...It isunnec-Sarah Rowland, a widow woman, was arraigned and house7 shouWtried for keeping a disorderly house, be noisy to constitute it a The facts were, that she lived at 100 Chapel-street, d i - o r derly next tQ the corner of Leonard-street, and kept a house-'1 small grocery store; that young apprentice boys and others were in the habit of frequenting her house, for the purpose of drinking and tippling, and meeting young See post. pages 290,291. (Note.) girls. It appeared by the testimony of Mrs. Eldridge, New-york, that her daughter had been seduced and ruined in that tpri1, 1823.---v house. The People vs. It was proved that young boys and girls had been seen Sarah Row land. together in the back room of the house at late hours in the evening, and it appeared that a number of both sexes were in the habit of going there for the purpose of assignation; and that, upon the whole, it was a bad house. M'Eicing, counsel for the defendant, contended that this was not a disorderly house; that Mrs. Rowland was an honest, industrious woman, who found it necessary for her support to keep a small grocery--she could not prevent young boys and apprentices coming into her house, and upon complaint being made to her, had always ordered them away. That among the numerous places of assignation and prostitution in the city, it was fair to suppose the seduction and ruin of the daughter of Mrs. Eldridge in some of those places, and not at the house of the defendant; that there was no noise or tumult in or about the house--the neighbors were not disturbed; and that the defendant had a family of children who would suffer if the establishment of their mother was broken up. Maxwell, District Attorney, replied, that however hard a conviction might operate upon the...
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