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Hon Wm. Spry,
Governor of Utah.

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstron, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiaryx. We have read and heard something of the case:

1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guity of the crime for which he has been convicted
2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial
3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way.
4th. The defendant was pratically without council when he was on trial for his life.
5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted.
6th. The confiction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence.
Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.

Name Address
James McCarthy 438 State St. Chicago Ill
M.J. McLaughlin 535 W. 63 St Chgo Il
Phily Lee 157 W Randolph St
Joe Kerr 6346 Maryland Ave
Thomas Fitzgerald New York NY
Jack McBride 5427 South State
Alex Heqaul 1206 20 Blvd
Henry Gross 732 N. La Salle St.
Frank Ryon 1212 Wabash Ave

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