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In this letter dated February 12, 1862, a man named John Nevett is requesting clemency and sentence commutation for a convicted murderer named Patrick Fitzgerald. The request was sent to Mississippi Governor John Pettus. Fitzpatrick killed a man…

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In this letter, Confederate officer John Avirett Jr. is requesting that the Governor of Mississippi commute the murder sentence of David Henderson.

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This letter from Lawyer John Thompson of Ripley. Mississippi was sent to Mississippi Governor John Pettus. it is a request for a pardon for murderer B.F. Jackson.

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A letter written by lawyer John W. Thompson to Mississippi Governor John Pettus, requesting a pardon for a man named Green Smith who was convicted of murder.

Notice in the paper that the Adams County (Mississippi) Circuit Court convicted Patrick Fitzgerald of murder. Provides a scathing account of Mr. Fitzgerald.

A brief article in the paper reporting that Mississippi Governor McRae had granted Patrick Fitzgerald a respite from execution. It was postponed from December of 1856 to February of 1857.

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Map of Panola County, Mississippi.

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A clipping from the Vicksburg Whig which gives details about the brutal murder of a negro by a Mr. H. Henderson.

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Print depicting the hanging of a northern abolitionist, with tar boiling in the background, and the judge passing sentence sitting upon cotton, tobacco and the Constitution.

Photo of Vicksburg Mississippi.jpg
A albumen photograph of the city of Vicksburg, MS taken sometime during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
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