11353 Stephenson Ave., Chicago, Ill., Oct. 3, 1915 Governor Spray, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dear Governor: In the name of humanity and civilization do not defame the name of your state, and this counrtry, by wrongfully sacrificing the life of one of our inhabitants to justify the slaughter of another. Your station of life already shows the esteem of which the people of Utah have for you. Let it not go down in history that your great mind was not used intelligently in the case of Mr. Joseph Hillstrom.
Respectfully, Chas. Johnson
Devils Lake Ave. Oct 11, 1915
Governor of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sir You must not give the deadth sentenced for Joe Hill. You must not have man filled with out being sure that he is the murderer that killed Mr. Morrison. You must grand him a new trial get all the facts in the case from both side and not from one side as it has been. Yours truly Joel Widelund August Johnson John [?]
Bassett, Nebr. Oct 12th 1915. Honorable William Spray, Governor of Utah. Dear sir & State Executive. I write you in behalf of Joe Hill. As an American citizen, and desiring justice. And believing from all the evidence in the case, that Joe Hill is innocent. I humbly [?] & earnestly request, that you grant him full freedom. And restore him full citenship & freedom as an innocent American citizen should enjoy.
Respectfully and hopefully, Yours truly W. T. [Jeffreyes?], M. [?]