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Letter from Lillian W. Crocker, to The Honourable B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Letter from Lillian W. Crocker, to The Honourable B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Christianity

Description

In this religious letter, Lillian W. Crocker asks that the Governor give this case his consideration and attention. She writes that as "one of the human family and the Christian Army" she has fasted and prayed for the Scottsboro Boys' comfort. She hopes that her petition will touch his heart.

Creator

Crocker, Lillian W.

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004237, Folder 20, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-03-21

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--District of Columbia--Washington

Transcription

WASHINGTON

6PM

DC 1933

Honourable B. M. Miller,
Governor of Alabama,
Montgomery, Alabama.

L. W. G.

RECEIVED
MAR 24 MONTGOMERY,
(SPEC. DEL.)
ALA.

1731 S Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C.,
21st. Match, 1933.



The Honourable B. M. Miller,
Governor of Alabama,
Executive Building,
Montgomery, Alabama.

Excellency:
I most humbly beg you in the name of the
most high, our Lord and Jesus Christ, to give this letter your
most kind consideration in behalf of the Colored Scottsbury boys,
whose fate hang in the balance of divine justice.

I do not know them, but as one of the human
family and of the Christian Army, I have tried in my small way to
try and comfort them, since I have learned of their most sorrowful
fate, and beg of you in the same name of the Lord to consider their fate.
It is in the spirit of christian love that I humbly address you and
would feel the same and pray the same for any human being whose
guilt was questioned by so large a majority of citizens and even
international forces.

I have fasted and prayed that the Eternal
and almighty father would touch your heart to grant this petition
in his holy name, to release those poor boys back to their poor
lonely mothers, who probably know no joy in this life other than
being mothers. I have fasted three days and nights, not food nor
water, praying night and day, trusting in God's good mercy, that
you will favor our request. And I believe you will do the will
of God, and bring down blessings upon yourself and your whole
State as well, and all that is dear to you. Your future home in
glory will be justice. Oh God grant, and all that has anything
to do with this case, from the greatest to the smallest, will be
happy that they will not have innocent blood upon them.

Just your word and the word of your pen
Excellency, will merit justice to your State and freedom will
be the jewels in your heavenly robe.

Sincerely in Christ,
Lillian W. McGroeken
Scottsboro