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Mr. Swinehart (Swineheart) was expecting to see Finley at the Methodist Book Concern, but just missed him. He writes to Finley regarding his incarcerated son, Peter. Swinehart met the day before with the governor and several friends to discuss a possible pardon for his son. The governor agreed to pardon Peter if a petition is submitted indicating his age and the circumstances of the case. Swinehart asks Finley to contact the governor in Columbus recommending that Peter be pardoned. Abstract Number - 1079
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; Peter Swinehart; Pardon
Swinehart, Peter, "Letter from Peter Swinehart to James B. Finley" (1847). Finley Letters. 1063.