I've discovered a reference in La Minerve to Lord Aberdeen's commutation of a
14 year prison sentence for Austin Reynolds of Montreal in 1895. He was
sentenced for murder in 1891. Does anyone know more of this case? thanks!
I was talking to a legal historian about this quite recently--commutation of prison sentences, rather than death sentences. I think it was Lyndsay Campbell. I told her I recalled Carolyn Strange had been researching prison commutations in New York State.
Nikki, Lyndsay and Carolyn--you may want to compare notes.