The People of the State of New York—To the Agent and Warden
of Auburn State Prison:
Whereas, at a term of the Supreme
Court of the State of New York, held at the City of Buffalo,
in the County of Erie, State of New York, beginning on the 23d
day of September, 1901, before Honorable Truman C. White, one
of the Justices of said Court, presiding, and a jury, Leon F.
Czolgosz was convicted of the crime of murder in the first degree,
in that he wilfully and feloniously, and from a deliberate and
premeditated design to effect the death of William McKinley,
did kill and murder said William McKinley, at said City of Buffalo,
on the 6th day of September, 1901.
The said Leon F. Czolgosz appeared
before said court for judgment, and having been duly asked by
the clerk whether he had any legal cause to show why judgment
should not be pronounced against him, and after due inquiry
being made into the circumstances, and there appearing no legal
reason why the execution of the sentence against said Leon F.
Czolgosz should not be made, or why judgment should not be pronounced,
said Supreme Court of the State of New York, holden as aforesaid,
did then and there, and on the 26th day of September, 1901,
render judgment and sentence said Leon F. Czolgosz to suffer
the punishment of death to be inflicted by the application of
electricity, as provided by law, within the week commencing
on Monday, the 28th day of October, 1901, within the walls of
the State Prison of the State of New York, at Auburn, New York,
or in the yard or enclosure thereto adjoining; and that in the
meantime he, the said Leon F. Czolgosz, be removed to and until
the infliction of said punishment be kept in solitary confinement
in said State Prison.
Now, therefore, you are hereby
ordered, commanded and required to execute the said sentence
upon said Leon F. Czolgosz upon some day within the week commencing
Monday, the 28th day of October, 1901, the time of the execution
within said week to be left to your discretion, and within the
walls of said State Prison, or within the yard or enclosure
adjoining thereto, by then and there causing to pass through
the body of him, said Leon F. Czolgosz, a current of electricity
of sufficient intensity to cause death, and that the application
of said current of electricity be continued until he, said Leon
F. Czolgosz, be dead.
Given under my hand and seal of
this court this 26th day of September, 1901.
TRUMAN C. WHITE,
Justice of the Supreme Court.