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guilty of the intent to murder, but he is given to drink, and the pardon was upon the condition that he leave it off altogether.

Luther Goodwin.-Pardoned June 13, 1862. Convicted of forgery, in Calhoun county, May 1st, 1857, and sentenced to the State Prison for seven years. It was Goodwin's first offense, and I think it was punished too heavily. He is young and seems reformed. The Judge and Prosecuting Attorney recommended his pardon.

John C. Hellegren.-Pardoned June 27, 1862. Convicted of disorderly conduct, in the Police Court of Detroit, and sentenced to the House of Correction for six months. Hellegren enlisted in the U.S. Regulars, and it seemed best he should join his company.

Mrs. Caroline Decker.--Pardoned June 27, 1862. Convicted of assault and battery, in the Police Court of Detroit, and sen. tenced to the House of Correction for three months. Mrs. Decker was a respectable woman, and there were mitigating cir. cumstances. The Prosecuting Attorney advised the pardon, and her neighbors generally seemed to desire it.

Nathan Moore.—Pardoned July 7, 1862. Convicted of bur. glary and larceuy, in Kalamazoo county, in April 1856, and sentenced for fifteen years. It was Moore's first offense, and the amount stolen was small. The sentence was cruel in the extreme. He had been punished sufficiently.

Henry Mills.—Pardoned August 11, 1862. Convicted of assault and battery, in the Police Court of Detroit, and sentenced to the House of Correction for twenty days. The boy was convicted withont trial, and it turned out he was not guilty. The justice recommended his pardun, as he ought.

Stephen Sharpe.--Pardoned August 25, 1862. Convicted of murder in the second degree, in Saginaw connty, in July, 1857, and sentenced to the State Prison for ten years. Sharpe was over seventy years of age, and entirely inoffensive. The circumstances were such as to forbid the idea of intentional crime. The Judge and Prosrcuting Attorney recommended his paidon.

Samuel F. Cook.--Pardoned September 22d, 1862. Convicted

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of burglary, in Kent county, July 11, 1857, and sentenced for fifteen years.

The sentence was exceedingly severe. . The Prosecuting Attorney and Agent of the Prison recommended the pardon. The punishment already inflicted seemed sufficient.

Hiram Sischo and Albert Hall.-Pardoned October 3, 1862. Convicted of rape, in St. Clair county, in 1855, and sentenced to the State Prison for ten years. They had been exceedingly exemplary convicts, and there was some doubt of their guilt. The Judge and Prosecuting Attorney recommended their pardon. I believe it was well deserved.

John H. Coe.—Pardoned October 3d, 1862. Convicted of arson, in Ionia county, in December, 1859, and sentenced to the State Prison for five years. The case seems to have been a peculiarly hard one. The family were suffering very much from need of his labor, and the Judge and Prosecuting Attorney recommended his pardon.

Chester 0. Arnold.-Pardoned Oct. 8, 1862. Convicted of manslaughter, in Washtenaw county, in the early part of the year 1862, and sentenced to the State Prison for two years. The jury who tried the cause, recommended a fine, and the Judge and Prosecuting Attorney recommended the pardon. The circumstances are such as to entitle the convict to mercy.

Darwin N. Patterson. ---Pardoned Oct. 20, 1862, on condition of abstinence from the use of intoxicating drinks, as a beverage. Convicted of arson, Oct. 15, 1859, in Barry county, and sentenced to the State Prison, for five years.

William Wells and Rush M. Greenleaf.—Pardoned Oct. 20, 1862. Convicted of manslaughter, in Lenawee county, June 16, 1857, and sentenced to the State Prison for fifteen years. These men, in the commission of the offense, evidently did not intend the destruction of life. They were acting under the direction of, and for another man, who was the principal offender; but he, after one trial, was allowed to escape altogether. These men have behaved well in Prison, and had a fair reputation before this affair. The sentence, I think, was too severe.

Thomas Freger.-Pardoned October 28, 1862. Convicted in the Wayne Circuit Court, October 30, 1857, of assault and battery with intent to murder, and sentenced to the State Prison for ten years. He had previously been a peaceable laborer, and this offense was committed in a drinking bout, a thing he was not accustomed to. The injury was slight and it is not probable that he had any murderous intent. The Judge recommended his pardon.

Julius Seeley.--Pardoned October 28, 1862. Convicted in Hillsdale county, in September, 1859, of perjury, and sentenced to the State Prison for

years. His neighbors and the Judge who tried him, thinks his punishment has been sufficient, and requested his pardon.

William Alpin.—Pardoned Nov. 7, 1862. Convicted of bur. glary in Genesee county, February 18, 1862, and sentenced to the State Prison for two years. He was a boy only 17 years of age, and was an accomplice of an old offender. The Judge and Prosecuting Attorney and the people of the neighborhood generally, recommended his pardon. He has behaved well, and seems more unfortunate than criminal.

John Riley.-Pardoned November 12, 1862. Convicted of assault and battery, in the Police Court of Detroit, and sen. tenced to the House of Correction, for ninety days, September 29, 1862. Riley is a soldier in the 5th Regiment of Cavalry, and his regiment being about to move to the seat of war, it was thought best that he should go with them. The Prosecuting Attorney recommended it.

James Ramsay.-Pardoned November 19, 1862, on condition of abstinence from the use of intoxicating drinks. Convicted of assault and battery with intent to murder, in the Wayne Circuit Court, October 30, 1857, and sentenced to the State Prison for ten years. The case was one of doubt upon the facts, and the sentence very severe. The Judge and Prosecu

, ting Attorney recommended a pardon. The punishment has been quite sufficient.

Judith Irish.--Pardoned November 19, 1862. Convicted in

Oakland county, of assault and battery with intent to murder, in March, 1860, and sentenced to the State Prison for five years. On a review of the testimony, it is difficult to believe in the correctness of the verdict. The whole theory of the prosecu. tion seems improbable. The Prosecuting Attorney says that facts discovered since the trial, throw still greater doubt upon the case, and he recommended a pardon.

Edgar Young-Pardoned November 24, 1862. Convicted of grand larceny, in the Washtenaw. Circuit Court, March 28, 1861, and sentenced to the State Prison for two years. His behavior has been good in Prison. His time would expire in four days, and he wished to enlist in the 26th regiment before it moved from the State.

Joseph B. Rowland.—Pardoned Nov. 24, 1862. Convicted of larceny, in the Lenawee Circuit Court, Aug. 27, 1857, and sentenced to the State Prison for five years. He has behaved well and nearly served out his time. He, also, wished to enlist in the 26th regiment.

Robert Hendermarke.--Pardoned Dec. 2d, 1862. Convicted of larceny, in the Recorder's Court of Detroit, May 7, 1861, and sentenced to the State Prison for three years. His larcenies were small affairs, and the punishment seems sufficient. His family were in a very hopeless condition, from poverty, and needed his assistance very much.

John Langdon.—Pardoned Dec. 2, 1862. Convicted of burglary and larceny, in the Wayne Circuit Court, April 30, 1856, and sentenced for fifteen years. There is strong reason to believe that Langdon was not guilty. The Judge who tried him, now believes he was not. The sentence was most unreason. able.

Edward Manning-Pardoned Dec. 6, 1862. Convicted of larceny, and also of perjury, in Kent county, in Dec., 1859, and sentenced to the State Prison, three years for the larceny, and five years for the perjury. Edward was but 18 years of age, and this was his first offense. The Julge and Prosecuting At. torney agree that he ought to have been convicted of the per. jury. He has served out his time for the larceny, and behaved well.

George Hendricks.-Pardoned Dec. 24, 1862. Convicted of obtaining a pair of boots by false pretenses, in Lenawee county, May 27, 1861, and sentenced to the State Prison for two years. His term expires January 27, 1863, and he was very anxious to enlist, while bounties could be had. He had had a good reputation, is now only 20 years old, and an orphan. It is believed that he is reformed, entirely.

William Henry Warner.-Pardoned December 29, 1862. Con. victed in Calhoun county, of stealing from an office in the day time, Sept. 7, 1861, and sentenced for two years. The amount stolen was only sixty cents and was his first offense. He is now about 22 years of age. The Prosecuting Attorney recommended a pardon.

AUSTIN BLAIR. EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Lansing, March 9, 1863.

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