News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
November 14, 1871, page 2
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Adaline Evans.

It will be recollected that at the last Spring Term of the Supreme Court of this county, Adaline Evans was tried and convicted for the murder of James M. Denman.  His honor, Judge Parrott, sentenced her, under the law, to imprisonment in the penitentiary for life, upon a recommendation of the Jury that her punishment should be commuted.  The case was so remarkable in all its features, and appealed so strongly to all the sympathies of those who heard the evidence, that the jury, we understand, after the verdict petitioned Governor Bullock to pardon her.  Judge Parrott himself advised the reduction of her term of imprisonment to five years, while a large number of ladies and gentlemen also petitioned the Governor to pardon her.  To all that could be said in her favor Bullock turned a deaf ear, the poor creature had neither friends nor money, and so was left to her gloomy fate.  We rejoice to hear that the acting Governor, Conley, has, upon having had his attention called to the case, taken it into consideration, and granted a pardon to the unfortunate woman.  We learn further that during her imprisonment she has conducted herself with the greatest propriety in every way, and has the respect and confidence of the Lessees of the Penitentiary as a good and virtuous woman.  While we are altogether opposed to the pardoning of criminals, as a general proposition, yet in this case we unhesitatingly endorse the act of Gov. Conley, and approve it with all our heart.  We heard the trial, listened to all the argument on the facts and the law, and have no doubt that all our people will join with us in approving the pardon of Adaline Evans.


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Our colored friend, WILLIAM CODIE, puts up a number one Boot and Shoe, and, is one of those freedmen who is trying to earn a living by honest labor.  He is industrious and energetic in business, and deports himself in a respectful and courteous manner, and well deserves the confidence and patronage of all good people, both white and black, who wish to see his race making a living for themselves and families, by honest efforts and correct dealings.


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