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Status: Needs Review

Hon Wm. Spry
Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial
Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard some-
thing of the case:
1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty 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 practically 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 conviction 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
Herman Gettingen 544 State Chicago Ills
Robert Meier 544 Well. St. -- --
Walter [N????] 742 State
[Sl???sen ????] 428 S Halsted Chicago
W.W. Fisher 9046 Commercial Ave S. Chicago
G. G. Rodey 679 West Madison Chicago
Joseph OConnor 3529 Congress Chicago
Wm Davis 527 S. State St
Wm O'Brien 4827 S. Keeler Ave
Leon Dehout 2618 E - 76th St Chicago
E.B.Thomas 831 No Dearborn St.
Ike Schap 431 Wells st
H. Epstein garden city [Ho????]

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