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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24., The Turnpike highwayman's Fate. (search)
dge (now Arlington). From thence he went to Springfield, where, a week later, he was arrested and brought to the jail at East Cambridge. The Centinel of August 22 said The highwayman taken. Yesterday Michael Martin was examined at Cambridge on charge of being the person who robbed Major Bray on the Medford Turnpike. He was fully committed to take his trial in October next. The file of the Centinel consulted is incomplete, but from another source we learn that he was convicted on October 9. The Centinel, October 20, said, The sentence of Michael Martin, convicted of highway robbery has not been passed upon him. His counsel have moved an arrest of judgment for misdirection of court matters of law and the court has assigned a future day for hearing arguments on the motion It seems that the future day was not long deferred, for on October 22— the Chief-justice after a most dignified and pathetic address to him pronounced the awful sentence of the law. There