People of Detroit:
A visitor to this site who wished to remain anonymous, provided the following (the source is believed to be Farmer's History of Detroit):
He [Philip DeJean] arrested John Coutincinau (Contincineau?) and Nancy (another source calls her Ann Wylie), a negro woman, charged with attempting to burn a dwelling belonging to Abbott and Finchley, and also with having stolen money and peltries. Coutincinau was ssentenced to death, and on or about July 1776, he was hanged. Nancy remained in prison a time and was pardoned on the condition that she serve as executioner.
(Incidently Lernoult had refused to hang a woman and was transfered to Niagra) She complied and then DeJean hanged her also and without law or authority for the offenses. An [unknown] action was brought against DeJean.