Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

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QUEBEC, 30th Sept. 1920

Thomas Mulwey, Esq.

Under Secretary of State,


Dear Sir,

I have duly received your telegram of the 29th inst., informing me that the death sentence passed upon Marie-Anne Houde, or Gagnon, was commuted into life imprisonment.

I suppose the only logical thing to do now would be to amend the statute in order to exempt women from the death penalty.

Yours truly,
Louis P. Pelletier

Source: ANC, , RG 13, Box 1507, File Houde Marie-Anne, vol. 1, part. 1, Louis P. Pelletier, Opinion of Louis P. Pelletier Following the Commutation, September 30, 1920, 1.

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