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San Jose Calif. 8/8/15. To the Honorable Governor of Utah Dear Sir. Owing to the curcomstances Surronding the Case of Joseph Hillstrom better known as Joe Hill, and the fact that the only Evidence the prosecution had, to wit that Joe Hill, on the night the Merchant was killed applied to a physican, for aid with a bullet wound, Not another shadow of Evidence, has been introduced other than that he was an I W W, and active in the Industrial Movement. We the undersigned send this as a resolution of Protest as Voicsing the sentiment of a large number of working Men and women of San Jose that he is Innocent of the crime charged. We are Sir Respetly Ben Wittling Guilio Ciucci John Bobba Orieiv energanti Jacopo Vori N Psi Ciurio D Mazzolati A Morganti George Roswell G. Carolla Members of the Committe

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August 23 15 Brawley Calf

Mr. Hon Wm Spry I am sorry that Joe Hill strom got let down with such a one sided trial where a man is supposed to be tried by his Suppeariors but in his case it seams to be diferant I have followed the case all the way through It seams to have been to rail Road him all the way through from the start to the finish Hoping you will use your Infulence in his behalf from Chas Gibbon Brawley Calf

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Sacramento Cal 8-24-15

Gov Hon Wm Spry Salt Lake City Utah.

Dear Sir Owing to the fact that I have been a close observer to the proceedure in the Case of Joseph Hillstrom, From a Newspaper point of view have failed to see that sufficient evidence was producer to convict the unfortunate man.

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1 BAER REINHARDT PRES. & LEGAL ADVISOR

JEROME B. SABATH SEC. & TREAS.

THIS PETITION CIRCULATED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 291 BROADWAY, NEW YORK

TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR SPRY and the HONORABLE BOARD OF PARDONS OF THE STATE OF UTAH

Honored Sirs: -

We, the undersigned, in no way affiliated with any Labor Organization and not being members of the National Association for the Abolition of Capital Punishment, believing that Joseph Hillstrom is an unfortunate victim of circumstances and further believing that there is reasonable doubt as to his guilt of the murder for which he stands convicted and sentenced to die, respectfully beseach you to extend clemency and mercy and commute this sentence of death to life imprisonment, that he may yet have the opportunity to prove his innocence. Should he be executed and his innocence subsequently established nothing could be done to right the terrible wrong committed, and the stain upon the escutcheon of the state of Utah could never be obliterated.

Ethel J Mackroth - 1440 Washington St, S.F. Cal Anna C Pollok - 809 Scenic Ave, Pickard Alice Richardson - 2610 Orange Ave [Oakland ?] [Orson] J Fenton - 678 14th St Beatrice A McLean - 701 City Hall Mrs S E Ames - 2219 Channing Berkeley Anna Young - 159 Lake St, Oakland Ethel Ames – 2219 Channing Berkeley Charlotte [Anita] Whitney - 2121 Webster St, [Oakland] Elinor Atchison – 2502 Ashley Ave, Berk Sarah C Borland – 604 Mandard Blvd James Blanes – 2218 Channing Berkeley Anna C Law – 1953 62nd Ave M P Christman – 449 Corbett Ave SF Mrs Nellie [Dullock?] – 1632 12 St [Selic Tchulberg – 1804 1/2 Barch SF?] Laura Main – R4 Bx108 Fresno Cal. N Billings – 757 Howard SF Theodora Pollok – 809 Scenic Ave, Piedmont Wm Emett – 2726 Folsom St Rosabelle Ames - 2219 Channing Way, Berkeley [Jn Hackleman - 81 North st SF] Alma Y Ames – 2219 Channing Way, Berkeley, Cal [Awtox?] – 211 Frederick St SF Elva M Ames – 2219 Channing Way, Berkeley Millard Price – 989 Market St, SF George Hampton – 354 18th Ave JE Allison – [213 - 21st Ave] Hugo Ernst – 14 - 7th St B L Campbell – 1810 Haight Rd Ethel Lynn – 233 Downey St A J Graham – Fresno, Cal E A Asmus – 166 Parnassus Frank Lynn - 247 Bismark St Jas G Allan – 869 Fulton St Geo Locke – 447 Corbett Ave Ursula Yager – 129 Carl. Nanny Christensen – 449 Corbett Rd Julia Allan – 869 Fulton Margaret Miklau – 160 Stefford

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Petition

Hon Wm. Spry, Governor of Utah This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case:

1st. We do no belief Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted. 2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically witihout council when he was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence.

Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.

Name Address Dan Ward Sacramento Bernard J Albert 758 Harrison S.[F].C. Oscar Walquist Sacramento Calif. J Wood Sacramento Cal Jim Eley Sacramento Cal G.A. Katri Sacramento Cal Joe Johnson Sacramento Calif J. Bowman Sacramento Cal Julian Lagre Sacramento Cal H. S. Carroll 317 E. 1St Los Angeles Cal James Stewart Sacramento Edw Cobb Sacramento Ca Chaz Edwards Sacracmento Calif Geo Barroll S.F. Fred Baldowz 3926 Grange Cir S.F. Harris Sacramento Magnus O. Orloff 703 1/2 Hand St. San Francisco Cal John Einfelt Sacramento Dennis Wash Salt Lake Utah Sam Hearst Stockholm Calif Jim Rouin Sacramento Jans Hanlen Lusendi Fred Bird Sacramento James O'Donnell Sacramento H. M Lyons Sacramento Calif B Jensen Sacramento Joe Swift San francisco Ben Hammel New York H. H. Khuscks Sacramento Wm McLaughlin 400 S rt san Francisco Howard C. Duke Stockton, Calif

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