In the letter Hanes discusses petitions circulating in Washington County, regarding the proposed boundaries. Apparently, there are two petitions: one "for a devision of this county a cross the river" and another "for the devision by the river."...
Lowry was convicted for stealing a hog and a horse; the signers argue that the "whipping and branding" were sufficient punishments for his crimes. A partial transcript is included. [Lowry's name is spelled inconsistently in the four documents...
The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing, a mayhem, by biting off a small part of one James A Moors left Ear." They were fined and sentenced to stand at the pillory. But the signers of the petition argue that they are...
A telegram from Cuban writers and journalists to Governor Miller protesting the impending execution of the Scottsboro Boys. They claim this as "miscarriage of justice" and describe the defendants as the "victims of social and racial prejudice."...
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