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Berwick is pleased to learn that a William Howland "is changed from what he used to be." Apparently, alcohol was at the root of Howland's problem and the crime was committed while he was drunk. Berwick is circulating a petition to have Howland pardoned, as "his family needs his assistance." Abstract Number - 1139
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; William Howland
Berwick, William, "Letter from William Berwick to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1123.