Letter to Governor William H. Bissell from Lincoln Concerning a Pardon for Samuel and James Jones.Entire Image 128KB
Lincoln, March 22 1858
W. H. Bissell
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.