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Title:[Stay of Execution ] 1846 Jun. 10 [for] Clarissa, a slave / Aaron Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Brown, Aaron

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Date: June 10, 1846
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a 23 day stay of execution from Tennessee Governor Aaron Venable Brown for a slave named Clarissa, who was convicted of infanticide by the Circuit court for Franklin County. The governor ordered the stay in order to review the case.
Collection:Governor Aaron V. Brown Papers

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State of Tennessee

Aaron V. Brown Governor of the Same To all who shall see these presents; Greeting
Whereas it has been represented to me that at a late Term of the Circuit Court for Franklin County , a certain negro woman slave named Clarissa was convicted of Infanticide or murder, and was Thereupon adjudged by the court to be hanged on the 12th Inst [Instant]. and whereas it has also been represented to me that the said Clarissa is a fit object of Executive Clemency

Now therefore and that the subject may be the more fully inquired of, and examined by me. I do by virtue of the Power & authority in me rested, hereby require and direct that the execution of said judgment on the said slave be delayed and postponed until Friday The Third day of July next and that on the said 3rd day of July 1846 the sentence and judgment of the Court aforesaid be had and executed

Given under my hand this 10th day of June 1846 & carried the great seal of the state to be [unclear: moved ] [gap] gov [governor] of Tennessee

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[added: Clarissa Respect [Respecting]]

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