at liberty

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Well," said Miss Ophelia, energetically, "I know it was one of the last wishes of your husband that Tom should have his liberty; it was one of the promises that he made to dear little Eva on her death-bed, and I should not think you would feel at liberty to disregard it.
I want to know what crime I have committed -- to be tried; and if I am guilty, to be shot; if innocent, to be set at liberty.
He was not sufficiently guilty to suffer death, but he was too much so to be set at liberty.