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roosa recap 20 - Magistrate GOV. OOX AND HIS COMMTJTATION. -...
Magistrate GOV. OOX AND HIS COMMTJTATION. - This petition was circulated and signed by a number 4f citizens of Warren County, and on Wednesday forwarded to Governor Lex a oJnmbnt. In addition to thia effort aad Interest Inbenau -r the prisoner, several private letters weie written, aaataw that he might be respited, or bis sentence beevea. muted te imprisonment for life. On Wednesday morning Mr. James Boosa, brother to John Bocaa, the head of the Boosa family, and who took a prominent part la prosecuting Covert for the murder of his relatives, went to Columbus aad saw tbe Governor, to whom he made s statement of tbe case, and expressed a wish that if the 'Governor could find it consistent with his duty, ancTaa he (Boosa) waa opposed personally to capital punishment, he would suggest a commutation of the sentence. Oe Wednesday evening Prosecuting Attorney Allen went to Columbus and laid before the Governor all tbe farts. The Governor replied: "I do not yet see any sufficient eaure to either respite Covert or eommute his sentence. I do not ssy now that 1 will not do so, for should any sa tin factory proof be givtm me that there la reasonable doubt of Covert's guilt, I should respite him for a few days, until a fair aad full In vestigation could be had. I have yet received no such evidence, for' repret en tattoos in petitions that the petilionera are oppoeed te capital punl.hment la not a ahowlng su in dent ts admit of my interference with the fin dine a and sentence of the Court and jury." it win ibua be sera mat tne probability oi any relitf from the Governor is very slight. HOW COVntT BKCBf rXD THX DRBAD IXTgX- LIGHRCK.

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

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