From Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide
Fourth Volume, Third Annual Revise
New York: Geo. A. Crofutt, Publisher, 1872


Laramie was the first place in America, or in the world even, where a female jury was empaneled. Their first case was that of a Western desperado, and there was no flinching from duty on the part of the "weaker sex." Before bringing in their verdict they invoked the divine guidance -- while their nurses calmed the rising generation by singing,

"Nice little baby, don't get in a fury,
'Cause mamma's gone to sit on a jury."

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