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A very long and detailed account of the case of Robert Bowland and Franklin Barker, as written by R. Bowland, father of Robert. Briefly: Barker married a daughter of Bowland, and then proceeded to accuse the wife of Robert, Julia Bowland, of being a "lewd", "base", "bad" woman. Barker continued his persecution and insults over a period of some six years. Robert, having reached the limit of his patience, shot and fatally wounded Barker. Bowland asks Finley to mention the case to the Governor (Bebbs) and hopes and believes that when the Governor understands the full particulars of the case, he will extend clemency towards Robert. Abstract Number - 1093
State Prison Letters; Prisoner
Bowland, R., "Letter from R. Bowland to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 1077.