Judge Clute to NY Correction History Society president Croce:

Alan J. Croce

Chairman, New York State Commission of Correction

Executive Park Tower, Stuyvesant Plaza,

Albany, New York 12203-3764

May 20, 2002

Dear Chairman Croce:


I am so pleased that the New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) is providing a new home for the Crimes in North Country History pages that I created while Clinton County District Attorney.


The history of justice, crime and corrections is fascinating! It was several years ago that I found your excellent website while I was trying to track down information on Peggy Facto, a woman who was hanged in Plattsburgh in 1825 for murdering her new-born child.


That led to e-mail communications with your NYCHS webmaster, who immediately came to mind when I sought to keep the North Country crime information on the internet.


Thank you so much,


Penelope D. Clute,

City Court Judge,

Plattsburgh, N.Y.