Letter to Governor William H. Bissell from Judge David Davis Concerning a Pardon for George High.Entire Image 140KB
O. L. Davis
Prosecuting Attorney pro tem in the case
Ward H. Lamon Pros. Atty. 8th Jud. Circuit:
I, as Judge held the Champaign Circuit Court at the term at which George High was convicted.
I personally know most of the facts stated in the petition to be true; I know the persons whose names are signed to said petition to be those among the most respectable citizens of Vermilion County and believe their expression to be a fair index of the public opinion of the County. That Expression accords with my own view of the case, and I concur in the request that High may be pardoned for the remainder of his term.
Danville Nov 7, 1857
Judge 8th Judicial Circuit
I have been acquainted with the circumstances of George High's case from the time of his arrest; and I cheerfully join in the request that he may be pardoned. Nov. 10, 1857.