Charles Hutchinson Letter Book, 1880-81
p. 382

Oct 26 1880

My dear Sir,
[...] I heard a leading wholesale merchant say openly at the club the other day, that although he thought the men were probably guilty, he would not find them so on the evidence so far brought against them. This is still the prevailing here, springing from the strong prejudice existing against the Donnelly family, & sympathy for those who (as they say) were driven to kill them for self protection. We know what little ground there is for this view of the case, but it prevails notwithstanding.

Truly yours,
Charles Hutchinson, Cty Atty

AE. Irving Esq, QC
Queen's Hotel, Toronto

Source: J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Donnelly Family Papers, B4878, File 14, Charles Hutchinson, Charles Hutchinson Letter Book, October 26, 1880.

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