Document concerning the pardon of Elijah R. Murphree of Blount County, Alabama. Murphree pled guilty to stealing enslaved people in 1858, and was sentenced to seven years in the Alabama State Penitentiary.




To his excellency Andrew B. Moore governor of the State of Alabama whereas one Elijah R. Murphee a convict in the penitentiary of the State of Alabama having a wife (&)? five helpless chindred & his family being in very indigent circumstances & also that said family had to depend solely upon the *labour* laber of said Murphee for a support & beliving said Murphee has been furnished sufiacntly for the charge aledged as he was confined in jaile for near two years before his confinement in the penitentiary & knowing the helpless situation of his wife& children

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