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[Mona?] Utah Dept 7 1915 Honorable Governor Spry. Dear Sir - I understand by the press that the date for the execution of Joe Hill is set for Oct 1st 1915.

According to all information that I have been able to obtain Hill's only crime was loyalty to his class.

The persecution of Joe Hill is a clear case of infamous injustice. It seams that he was boldly railroaded by an unfair farsical trial in a community where public sentiment was inflamed against him because he had been a [compendious?] bader of local stripes.

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2. Joe Hill is accused of robbery and murder, but I think the truth is that he is sentenced to be shot simply because he dared stand with his class in revolt and refused to cringe before the exploiters of the Workingman's toil, If Joe Hill is executed the Workingmen of the United States perhaps would hold the Governor of Utah partly responsable for the execution. I protest against this farce of justice handed out to Joe Hill or any other person. P.R. Joe Hill is in jail in Utah. I am yours truly, L. Sanford

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Salt Lake City, Utah. September 13, 1915.

TO THE BOARD OF PARDONS OF THE STATE OF UTAH.

We hereby respectfuly petition for the commutation of the sentence of Joseph Hillstrom, now condemned to die on October 1st, 1915. We make this petition for the following reasons, all of which we believe to be of substantial importance is upholding respect for the Courts in the State of Utah.

1-Conviction in this case was based on purely circumstantial evidence. 2-No motive for the crime on the part of Joseph Hillstrom was shown. 3-No previous connection of the doomed man with the J. B. Morrison was shown.

On evidence purely circumstantial, lacking such important links and therefore leaving so may possible doubts as to the guilt of the condemned man, we believe that

Under our law which, remembering the sacredness of human life, humanely provides that a man shall be considered innocent until proven beyond a doubt to be guilty,

The infliction of the death penalty on Joseph Hillstrom may at some later date prove the State of Utah to have been the murderer of this man rather than the administrator of justice and thus mar the honor of our State and become a burden upon the consciences of our administrators of justice.

Signed: Alfonso Anders George Anders 47 Western Ave.

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Salt Lake City Utah September 13 1925.

TO THE BOARD OF PARDONS OF THE STATE OF UTAH

We hereby respectfully petition for the commutation of the sentence of Joseph Hillstrom now condemned to die on October 1st 1915.

We make this petition because we do not believe in the death penalty particularly in cases where conviction is based on circumstantial evidence as in the case of Joseph Hillstrom.

On evidence purely circumstantial and leaving so many possible doubts as to the guilt of the doomed man we believe that

Under our law which remembering the sacredness of human life humanely provides that a man shall be considered innocent until proven beyond a doubt to be guilty.

The infliction of the death penalty on Joseph Hillstrom may at some later date prove the State of Utah to have been the murderer of this man rather than the administrator of justice and thus mar the honor of our State and become a burden upon the consciences of our administrators of justice.

Signed Herbert Ganall 520 [Continental?] [Body?] City -

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Salt Lake City, Utah, September 13, 1915.

TO THE BOARD OF PARDONS OF THE STATE OF UTAH

We hereby respectfully petition for the commutation of the sentence of Joseph Hillstrom, no condemned to die on October 1st, 1915.

We make this petition because we do not believe in the death penalty, particularly in cases where conviction is based as circumstantial evidence, as in the case of Joseph Hillstrom.

On evidence purely circumstantial and leaving so many possible doubts as to the guilt of the deemd man we believe that

Under our law which, remembering the sacredness of human life, humanely provides that a man shall be considered innocent until proven beyond a doubt to be guilty,

The infliction of the death penalty on Joseph Hillstrom may at some later date prove the State of Utah to have been the murderer of this man rather that the administrator of justice and thus mar the honor of our state and become a burden upon the consciences of our adminitrators of justice.

Signed: Mrs. Attilie Anders 47. Western Ave

Felize Anders 47 Western Ave. Salt Lake City Utah.

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