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Source: Truth Seeker
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 5 October 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 40
Pagination: 629

[untitled]. Truth Seeker 5 Oct. 1901 v28n40: p. 629.
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Leon Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz (religion).
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Leon Czolgosz; Thomas Penney.



     Before sentence of death was passed upon Leon Czolgosz at Buffalo, September 26, his record was taken by District Attorney Penney. It is as follows:

     “Age—Twenty-eight years. Nativity—Detroit. Residence—Broadway, Nowaks, Buffalo. Occupation—Laborer. Married or single—Single. Degree of Education—Common school and parochial. Religious instruction—Catholic. Parents, living or dead—Father living, mother dead. Temperate or intemperate—Temperate. Former conviction of crime—None.”

     When commanded to swear to this statement, the prisoner did so, showing no repugnance to the religious oath, but placing his hand upon the Bible and assenting to the invocation “So help me God” without demur. Beyond doubt, were a priest admitted to the cell of Czolgosz, and the same course taken with him as with other murderers of like faith, he would die in the fold of the church in which he was reared and educated.



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