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In August 1809, William Leavenworth Jr. was brought before the Superior Court of Litchfield County, Conn. on charges he willfully and publically blasphemed against God. The punishment for such a crime was to receive upwards to 40 lashes upon a bare back, followed by an hour of public display in the town square. Fortunately, Leavenworth was acquitted and set free.

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