I was reading an old article in a Chicago Tribune article from 1852 (yes it’s correct EIGHTEEN-Fifty Two)
Anyway it’s about a Mrs Tonney who took orphans from a workhouse and were literally working them to near death.
Mrs Tonney was sick of an orphan girl crying so she hit the child over the head with some sort of iron. When this didn’t shut the girl up, she was said to have told her employees to silence the child by dunking her.
So she had her employees Miss Saunders and Miss Bryant dunk the orphan.
The girl died
Long story short all three of them were charged with the death of the child.
The story concluded by saying,
It seems to me the use of the word “transported” in this case means that the punishment of being hanged (or is it hung) will fall to the two employees Miss Saunders and Miss Bryant.
Is this correct?
Remember this is 1852 so I know words change meaning over time.