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Virgil Scott
April 1872,
Manslaughter; Washington County; ten years,
Pardoned May 1875.
Scott was convicted with two others for this offense. They sentenced one to five years and he an another to ten years each.
The others were pardoned by Governor Palmer in January 1873, less than one year, while Scott remained.
The Hon. ?.E. Merritt, and several hundred others petition for his pardon, alleging that the proof showed he as less guilty than the others, who had long since been pardoned. The Mayor and leading citizens of Centralia join in these petitions, and present a strong case in Scott's favor.
Scott served three years.

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