Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Gov. Bate Commutes Sentence of Col. Spence
Date: January 14 1886
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 4
--On Monday Gov. Bate commuted the sentence of Col. William Spence to five years. He was convicted about a year ago of the murder of his son-in-law, Col. Ed S. Wheat on the streets at Nashville, and the circumstances are still fresh in the minds of the public.
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