Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sampson Braziel, Muscogee GA, 1836 *


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1849 Vol. 1 -- Page: 332

Sequential Number: 401

Full Title: AN ACT to pardon Sampson Braziell, a convict in the Penitentiary of this State.

WHEREAS Sampson Braziell, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, in the county of Muscogee, was tried and convicted of the crime of murder upon circumstantial evidence alone, and sentenced to [Illegible Text] in the Penitentiary of this State for the term of his natural life; and whereas he has been imprisoned in the same for thirteen years, and from the statement of the officers of the Penitentiary he has been obedient, industrious, and of uniform good conduct; and whereas from his extreme age, bodily infirmities, and long confinement, nature in its course will ere long remove him from this life to his grave; and whereas the voice of mercy and humanity calls for the opening of his prison doors:

SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and immediately after the passage of this act, the said Sampson Braziell be and he is hereby fully pardoned, acquitted and exonerated from the operation of the judgment of said court and discharged from imprisonment and labor in said Penitentiary, and that he be fully restored to all his rights and privileges as a citizen, in the same manner and as fully as if no conviction had ever taken place.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Approved, December 20, 1849.