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at, the sailors threw some passengers overboard to lighten the boat, April 19, 1841), convicted, but recommended to mercy......May, 1842 Thomas W. Dorr, Rhode Island; treason......1842 Alexander S. Mackenzie (Somers's mutiny)......1842 Bishop Benjamin T. Onderdonk, of New York, for immoral conduct; by ecclesiastical court, suspended......Dec. 10, 1844–Jan. 3, 1845 Ex-Senator J. C. Davis, of Illinois; T. C. Sharp, editor of Warsaw signal; Mark Aldrich, William N. Grover, and Col. Levi Williams, for murder of Hiram and Joe Smith (Mormons) ; trial begins at Carthage, Ill.; acquitted......May 21, 1845 Albert J. Tirrell (the somnambulist murderer), for killing Maria A. Bickford......1846 [Acquitted on the plea that the murder was committed while he was sleep-walking.] Dr. John W. Webster, for the murder of Dr. George W. Parkman in the Medical College, Boston, Nov. 23, 1849. Webster partly burns his victim. The remains identified by a set of false teeth. Webster convi