H. H. HENDERSON.
Allcviicii ot Sam.
ROOMS 14 AND IS. 1ST NATL BANK
A//A Nov. 11th. 1891 ygg
Honorable Arthur J..Thomas,
Governor of "tah Territory.Salt lake City,
My Dear Governor:-
I hope you will pardon me for again calling
your attention to the case of James L.Griffin. When I was in
vour office the other day I did not state as fully and in as much
detail as T would like to have done the matters pertaining to the
motion for a new trial.
01 The affidavits I had there I only read two or three mt as
samples of the balance.
I find that I have copies of some of these affidavits,and
1 have the files yet with the originals, ami I herewith enclose to
you copies of some, and the original" of others, and T would like
arain te call your attention to this phase of the case. As I explained to vou at that time,the whole question before the jury
was as to whether Hamer did or did not fire his gran- The defense
was self defense, and it was claimed on the part of the defense,
anu Griffin testified that he was shot before he discharged his
gun, e*M it was an uncontradicted fact in the caee that Griffin
was shot squarely through the body.
The testimony as to whether Hamer shot first wae re -y conflicting; the testimony of the physicians went to show tlat. the