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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.
Chicago Ill.
Name Address
Mary Shieber 706 S. Laflin St
Morris Hadfield. 36 So State St Chic
Jos. Wagner. 116 S. 14th. St.
Earl Edward Hamilton 644 12th St West
Benjamen Wilson 2626 Iowa st.
David Rose 644 W 12th Str
Abraham Rachlin 1219 W. 12 st Chicago Ill
G. McDonald 763 W Tilden Bl.
Morris Fagin 10615 S [Ras???] Av
[Ma??] Weiner Chicago Ill
S. Gor?????] 1004 Lytle St
830 S Hermitage
F. Polens 1423 W Monroe St
L Davidoff 1753 W Polk st
H. Ortlieb 1227 W. 13th Str

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