ALS-F, The Bulletin of the California State Society Sons of the Revolution, XVI, 4 (October-December, 1937). Peachy Quinn Harrison, son of Lincoln's friend Peyton Harrison and grandson of Peter Cartwright, had been defended by Lincoln a few weeks earlier in a famous murder case, being acquitted on September 3 in the Sangamon County Circuit Court of the murder of Greek Crafton.Page 493
Harrison had stabbed his brother-in-law Crafton in an altercation over politics, and Crafton died a few days later. Peter Cartwright's testimony concerning Crafton's deathbed forgiveness of his slayer was perhaps largely responsible for the jury's verdict.
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