Monday, October 22, 2012

Petition for Pardon of Francis Cushing

I recently found more information about the incarceration of Francis Cushing in Washington in 1891.  The Washington State archives have been a great source of information, making digital copies of old records available on line.  In 1893, about 200 residents in the Arapahoe, Nebraska area sent a petition to the governor of Washington, asking that Francis be pardoned.  I've posted a scan and a transcript on my Cushing genealogy web site, under Cushing: Data and Sources.  The first page, the cover letter, is shown below.

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