McMinn_Letter_220_48917

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His Excellency Joseph McMinn Governor of the State of Tennessee

The petition of the undersigned respectfully represent To Your Excellency that at this present Term of the Circuit Court of Law for Greene County a certain James McGill charged with the commission of Simple Larceny was tried & convicted thereof and as part of his sentence was ordered to be taken to the public whipping post on the 2nd day of October next and there receive five lashes on his bare back which sentence, although unavoidable from the proof of yet we [your? ?] for the following reasons would earnestly solicit Executive interfereance [sic] 1st and principally from the [tender?] years of the culp= prits, his age being about fifteen or sixteen years. - 2nd that this is the only charge that has been ever made against him and that his character is as good as most of the other poor boys in the neighbourhood 3. he was hired to a Mr. Coatney to labor for him one year that he ran off and took with him a coat pantaloons and shoes of common quality, belonging to Fielding Coatney the son of the man with whom he was hired that on the Sunday before he ran off and took said cloathes [sic] for which he is convicted the pantaloons ^being one garment of which he as convicted for stealing had been loaned To him to wear and which he returned on sunday morning. we your petitioners therefore pray your Excellency to extend pardon to the said James so far as relates to corporal punishment which if granted we request

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may be forwarded to Valentine Sevier Clerk of sd Court at Greeneville immediately so as to exempt said James from the (?) attached to such punishment And your (illegible) &c Greeneville 9th Sepr 1818 Jonn Blair S. [Powel?] Joseph Hamilton Geo. T. Gillespie WM Bayles Wm B. [Reese?]

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Greeneville Ten 11 September 1818

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His Excellency Joseph McMinn Murfreesborough West Tennessee

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James McGill Received 17th Sep 1818 application for Pardon Come too late to [?] 1818 Greene Co.

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