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...
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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