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Atlanta Constitution
Georgia, U.S.A.
25 October 1889

WORKING FOR A PARDON
Numerously Signed Petitions for the Release of Mrs. Maybrick.

New York, October 24.
Interest in the celebrated Maybrick poisoning case has been revived through a legal document which reached New York on the arrival of the mail form England yesterday. It was a mortgage on the premises at No 27 East Fouteeneth street, and bore the signature in a firm, bold hand of Mrs. Florence Maybrick. The mortgagee is Richard Stewart Cleaver, of Liverpool, who is described in the document as a "gentleman." Mr. Cleaver was Mrs. Maybricks's English counselor, and the mortgage was made to secure his fee. It bears a date three days after the trial began, and was placed on file in the county register's office in this city this morning. At the office of Roe & Macklin, Mrs. Maybrick's American attorneys, it was learned that strenuous efforts are being made by several prominent members of the English bar to secure a pardon for the convicted woman, among them being Sir Charles Russell, Sir Henry James, and the recorder of Liverpool. A petition asking her majesty's intervention in the case has, it is said, has been signed by two thirds of the barristers in England, and members of parliament and leading men throughout the kingdom are interested in securing Mrs. Maybrick's release in view of the insufficiency of the evidence, as the believe, which convicted her.


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       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 2 June 1891 
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       Press Reports: Bluefield Daily Telegraph - 6 June 1905 
       Press Reports: Colorado Spring Gazette - 10 August 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 18 March 1891 
       Press Reports: Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel - 5 November 1889 
       Press Reports: Freeborn County Standard - 15 August 1889 
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       Press Reports: Freeborn County Standard - 24 October 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 20 May 1889 
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       Press Reports: Times [London] - 29 May 1889 
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       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 1 August 1889 
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       Suspects: Florence Maybrick 
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