Petition #11281706


John Walker seeks mercy after being convicted of murdering a slave and sentenced to death. Walker acknowledges that Governor William Miller "was gracious enough to grant your petitioner a pardon, and respite the time of execution," but he "did not finally extend his clemency." Pleading for his life, Walker entreats "your honorable body to bestow on him" mercy, the "greatest & best gift that a poor unfortunate criminal can be crowned with" and to "grant him his liberty."

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Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina