Sevenfold Restitution — An Anecdote

The 1890’s Washington County Post says that a man in a certain village, having had sanded sugar sold to him, inserted in the weekly paper the following: “Notice – I bought of a grocer in this village a quantity of sugar, from which I obtained one pound of sand. If the rascal who cheated me will send to my address seven pounds of good sugar (Scripture measure of restitution), I will be satisfied; if not, I shall expose him.”

On the following day nine seven-pound packages of sugar were left at his residence from as many different dealers, each supposing himself the one intended.

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