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The Alabama Enquirer
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Description: Doomed to Die - Hawes

Date: January 16 1890

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison Co. Libary, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4

Doomed To Die
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The Decision in the Hawes Case Sustained
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All Rulings Affirmed
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Only the Governor Can Save His Neck
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The Day of Execution Fixed
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The Opinion One of the Longest on Record
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The Supreme Court rendered its decision in the celebrated Hawes case last Monday at noon. The decision was prepared and read by Justice T. N. McClellan, and affirmed the findings of the lower court, and Hawes was sentenced to hang on the 28th of February. The opinion was one of the longest ever rendered in this state covering eighty pages of closely written manuscript. The decision of the highest tribunal in the state carried gladness to the hearts of many in Birmingham. When informed by the sheriff of the decision, Hawes wept bitterly and remarked that it was hard. He said he had no confession to make save to his God. This makes the second man that the Supreme court has sentenced to death that Sheriff Smith will have to hang in February.

Submitted: 02/03/14 (Edited 02/03/14)

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