In the letter Ellis discusses the case of Adam Lowry, who was tried and convicted twice, first for stealing a hog and then for stealing a horse. After the second offense Lowry's right hand was branded with the letter "T" and he was put in jail. The...
In the letter Somerville discusses a rumor that he will be dismissed from his position on the appraisal board. While his alleged offense involves a dispute with Secretary Shaw of the U.S. Treasury, he believes that "The real pretext for such...
In the letter Tutwiler declines White's the invitation to attend a prison reform conference, but she outlines eight reforms to be considered. First, she hopes that "convicts should not be employed in any occupation where loss of life is far above...
In the letter Weisenthal asks the governor to intervene in the case of Jimmy Wilson: "At this time I would like to implore you to do your utmost to prevent this and other possible barbarous legal murders. By this I mean not only the saving of Jimmy...
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