Charles Burleigh, on the Death Penalty

Thoughts on the Death Penalty

We have received – but too late for the perusal of any portion of it, before out paper goes to press – a neat pamphlet of 144 pages entitled, ‘Thoughts on the Death Penalty’.  By Charles C. Burleigh.  For this work we have been looking some time with great interest.  The logical and luminous mind of its author is a guaranty to all who are personally acquainted with him, that he has exhausted the argument, and left the advocates of the sanguinary deed of capital punishment without the ability to produce a single sound argument or plausible assumption, to sustain them in their position.

                                  (Liberator, Nov. 21, 1845, pg 2)