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Letter to Governor William H. Bissell from Lincoln Concerning a Pardon for Samuel and James Jones.

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Lincoln, March 22 1858

His Excellency
W. H. Bissell

Dear Sir
Samuel Jones and James Jones, at court here last week, were found guilty of stealing five shoats, or small hogs. I have been appealed to, to say something in favor of their being pardoned. They are father and son. I know nothing to say, except that he is an old citizen (I mean the father) and his neighbors appear more anxious that he and his son should be pardoned, than I have known in any other case. This is really all can say. I was not concerned in the trial; and consequently did not listen to the evidence.

Your Obt. Servt.
A. Lincoln

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