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1731: First jail established

March 31

Marblehead petitions and wins the right from the General Court to establish a separate jail of its own, to solve the problem of “many strangers and Seafaring men from other parts of the world coming and residing there who often prove ill-minded, disorderly person and disturbers of the peace.”


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 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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