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Encyclopedia > Robert Bacon
Preceded by:
Elihu Root
United States Secretary of State Succeeded by:
Philander C. Knox

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American Civil Liberties Union : Robert Bacon, Jr.'s Clemency Letter -- CLEMENCY GRANTED (750 words)
Bacon and masterminded the crime, as a result of which she was rid of an abusive husband and, in addition, expected to receive $130,000 in life insurance proceeds.
Bacon to death did not know that his cooperation with the police led to Bonnie Clark's arrest, even though aiding in the apprehension of another capital felon is one of only eight statutory mitigating factors specified by the General Assembly for capital cases.
Bacon has exhausted all procedural opportunities for reduction of his sentence, the State is about to execute a man whose sentence would have likely been different had he been awarded all the protections intended by the system of justice and received by some.
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: Robert Beverleyon Bacon's rebellion (2046 words)
In the mean time Bacon was expeditious in his preparations, and having all things in readiness, began his march, depending on the authority the people had given him.
Notwithstanding this, Colonel Bacon still insisted upon a commission to be general of the volunteers, and to go out against the Indians; from which the governor endeavored to dissuade him, but to no purpose, because he had some secret project in view.
The people being much exasperated, and General Bacon by his address and eloquence having gained an absolute dominion over their hearts, they unanimously resolved that not a hair of his head should be touched, much less that they should surrender him as a rebel.
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