City of Montgomery July 1st 1859 State of Alabama Montgomery County We the undersigned citizens of the state & county above written, dutiful and loyal to the Institutions of our common county respectfully pe- tition your Execellency's clemency in the pardon of Abner A. Swearinger, a convict now at work in our state Penitentiary The said Swearinger was previous to the commision of the crime, for which he is now being punished, an industrious steady & hardworking man. Your peti- tioners offer no apology for the offense against the laws of the law for which he is punished, but we do believe that the intention of the law has been fully met in his punishment during the Seven years he has served in the Penitentiary, which will the better appear to your Excellency from the accompanying letters from the former lassees, [illegible word] Jordan and Moore. We furthermore believe that in the exercise of your Excellency's clemency in this case
a valuable and worthy citizen industrious and hard working citizen and one too who keenly feels the punishment that has been imposed upon him in having observed well the rules of the Penitentiary, & faithfully performed his labor
Thus we petition and will continue to pray.
P. T. Sayre [acting?] Solicitor at [time?] conviction.
|A. Marten||G Goldthwaite|
|Harry I [Temple?]||J. A. Elmore|
|T. H. Watts||F. Buzbee|
|H. N. [Waken?]||J. J. Seihelz|
|J. H. Jackson||Thos J Judge|