In the letter Gray discusses the case of Adam Lowry, who was tried and convicted twice, first for stealing a hog and then for stealing a horse. He explains that Lowry "is an object of Executive Clemency" and asks that he be pardoned from serving...
Citizens of the county had asked the governor to excuse Lowry from the remaining part of his punishment: "That he is poor, appears penitent - and that...so far as example or reformation may be considered the objects of punishment, these have...had...
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