|Sheriff’s Writ from Bristol County, |
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1792. 2006.243.1
The case, which dated back to 1784, was to be settled with damages for 40 shillings. The writ directed the Bristol County Sheriff or his deputies to ensure that the defendant arrive safely to face charges.
This is a small but significant part of the Museum’s collection of 18th century artifacts that document the role of law enforcement in the young Republic.