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Lincoln, Abraham. Petition to Governor Augustus C. French for a Pardon in the Case of John A. L. Crockett . Unpublished MSS, 1852. [format: manuscript], [genre: government document]. Permission: Illinois State Archives
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To His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Illinois.

We the undersigned, chiefly citizens of Moultrie and Shelby counties, respectfully represent that one John A. L. Crockett, a man of about twentysix years of age, has been found guilty of the crime of manslaughter by a jury in the circuit court of said Moultrie county, and has been sentenced to the Penitentiary for the term of two years. We further represent that said Crockett has been, from his infancy, only not quite an ideot, being at least, of the very lowest grade of intellect above absolute ideocy. We, therefore, (several of us being jurors who sat on the trial) believing that his punishment can result in no public good, respectfully recommend that he be pardoned.

John [Walli?]
[W. G. Hayden?]
[T. R. Cunney?]
[J. N. Waggoner?]
[Thomas R. Young?]
[Samuel Moore?]
[David M. Crockett?]
[Joseph Blythe?]
[Joel Davis?]
[Wm. Wagant?]
[unknown]
[C. W. Nabb?]
[Jesse Gray?]
[John Gray?]
John [unknown]
[Charles Sawyers?]
[Thomas Rusnuls?]
[Edward Floyd?]
[unknown] Floyd
[John Kennedy?]
[William Moore?]
[John Nichols?]
[Charles Stewart?]
[Parker Reynolds?]
[G. B. Sayer?]
[unknown]
[John L. Allison?]
[C. H. Rabb of Coles County?]
[R. C. Hobbs Coles County?]
[N. W. Chapman?]
[S. D. Shaes?]
[E. W. Cartinell of Coles?]
[Daniel Williams?]
[Samuel W. Young?]
[S. M. Vanderen?]

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[Jonathan Dozey?]
Edwin Miner
[Ambrose Quick?]
[Franklin Standford?]
[L. H. Keller?]
[A. E. Ponthat?] Shelby Co.
[J. B. Reed?]
[J. E. Douthit?]
[Chas. E. Woodward?]
[I. S. W. Woulton?]

Atty at Law of Shelby Co Ill certify that I was at the trial of Mr Crockett & am well [unknown] that he is a very [unknown] person for Executive Clemency,
Nov 22d 1852
IWM

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Lincoln, Abraham. Petition to Governor Augustus C. French for a Pardon in the Case of John A. L. Crockett . Unpublished MSS, 1852. [format: manuscript], [genre: government document]. Permission: Illinois State Archives
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=Arch115all.html
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