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1783 Conn. Acts 633, An Act For The Punishment of Burglary And Robbery.

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That whoever shall commit Burglary, by breaking up any Dwelling House or Shop, wherein Goods, Wares and Merchandise are deposited, or shall commit Robbery, by robbing any Person in the Field of Highway, if in the Perpetration of said Crimes, the Person or Persons committing the same, shall be guilty of any personal Abuse, Force or Violence, or shall be so armed with any dangerous Armour or Weapon, as clearly to indicate their violent Intentions; such Person or Persons, found guilty as aforesaid, and being thereof convicted before the Superior Court, shall suffer Death.