Maybe not related, but found this very interesting.
New York Herald
New York, New York
Wednesday, February 23, 1870
From the Rochester (N.Y.) Chronicle, Feb. 21
Crime in Central New York
Sentences of Prisoners in Rochester for murder
Edward Dorsey, convicted of manslaughter of the
third degree killing with Bridget Carroll at a house on
Spring Street in this city in the summer of 1869
were called up and received their sentences.
I was curious so I researched further into earlier articles:
NEW YOEK HERALD, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1869.-TRIPLE SH]
Mother and daughter Bridget Carrol and Margaret O'Brien, the latter a bright, intelligent looking girl about seventeen years of age, were charged with stealing a Quantity of
brown alpaca from a store on Grand street. They
pleaded quilty, and the woman said she was driven
to crime by poverty. She had been twenty-three
years in America, and four years ago she was deserted by her second husband. She had brought up by a family of ten children.
a ramily or ten children.
Judge Dowling, I think the little girl may be reclaimed, though she has been twice convicted before
by this court. I am afraid, however, there is no
hope of you who are her mother. You are bringing
that girl up to steal, and if she is with you she will
be ruined. I don't believe you are driven to this
sort or thing by poverty. You might apply to the
Commissioners or Charities and they would do something for you. I shall send that girl, as she is a
Roman Catnolic, to the House of the Good shepherd,
and you to the Penitentiary for four months. Your
two little children the