Petition to Governor John Wood for a Pardon in the Case of Emanuel Fowler.Entire Image 135KB
To his Excellency John Wood Governor of the State of Illinois.
The undersigned your petitioners, citizens of Shelby County Illinois, beg lease to inform Your Excellency that at the last term of the Circuit Court of Said County one Emanuel Fowler was convicted of an assault upon one Jeremiah Southers and sentenced therefor to the penitentiary for the term of one year. Your petitioners believing from all the circumstances let in the case, that the punishment and sentence of the Said Fowler for the offence, committed is too severe and that, he has already received more than, sufficient punishment, for Said offence. Pray that your Excellency will pardon the said Fowler.
[B. F. Frazen]
[John Meakly?] Juror
[Jas. B?] Juror
[K. M. ?] Juror
[G. A. Durken?]
[Jesse Sever?] Juror
[L. B. Williams?]
[William W. James?]
This list includes all the jurors in the case.