roosa recap 19

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roosa recap 19 - raise sad govern sa if it was hag own. rcrmox...
raise sad govern sa if it was hag own. rcrmox to thi eoTaasoa. . For several days past the feUowtng petition petition waa circulated, and obtained many signature. signature. It was thea sent to Governor Cea: Te the Governor of Ohio : The undersignad, citizens of Warren County, County, Ohio, rrepeetfuliy submit the following state of facta rasreetiag ' the conviction of Samuel Covert as the murderer of the Boosa family, to-wit: to-wit: to-wit: 1. Vfe believe there is a reasonable doubt ss to bis guilt, not only In our minds, but In tbe minds of many ot the beet citizens in the county of Warren. t. The character of some of the witness a who convicted him, In the main, is not thought te ba trustworthy by suar of our etttscas, being persons of had repute. The principal witness in hltcenvtatioa Is a woman whose reputation Is not good. 8. The murder ef the Boosa family, ever since It wa committed, seems, In the minds of many, to be ahrouded tn myatery. 4. The circumstantial evidence oh which he was convicted Is of a very complicated nature so much eo that there appears to be involved in it some intellectual perplexities. These, Governor, are some of the facts in the case of tbe trial and conviction of Samuel Covert, W now ask your Excellencr to commute his puniabmeht to Imprisonment in the State Prison for life- life- He then will be aeoure against harming society, and, perhaps, be of tome service te the State. Further, there are some of the undersigned who believe believe conscientiously that capital pus lahment is incompatible with our holy Christianity, and contrary to the spirit of tbe Savior of tbe world, who said, "I did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them to seek and to save." Governor, we have beea told by some that you have been a General In th army, and, therefore, would not eommute Covert's punishment because ou yould not have aay conscientious scruples in regard to taking life. We hope otherwie. We know youhave been ia the service of your country, and se- se- S ratted yourself manfully, for which wc tank you; but we believe that you, in common common with all good men, look forward hope, fully to tbe time when war shall cease, aad the sword shall be beaten Into a plowshare and the bayonet Into a prunlng-hook, prunlng-hook, prunlng-hook, and na-tiooa na-tiooa na-tiooa learn war no more, aad the widows' tears dried op, the cry of orphan hushed forever. Now, we submit the above consideration! to your aenae of duty and justice, aa Chief Magistrate of the State ef Ohio. GOV. OOX AND HIS COMMTJTATION. - This petition was circulated and signed

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 24 Aug 1866, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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