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Thread #55039   Message #854229
Posted By: Allan C.
27-Dec-02 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortes
Cortes was pardoned after serving twelve years and nine months in prison. The pardon was issued in July of 1913 by Texas governor O. B. Colquitt. In his application for pardon he said, "Deep regret I have always felt for the sad occurrence, but repentance I have never felt, for I could never bring myself to the hypocritical state as to so plead to gain an end that was my just due."

Source: "A Treasury of Western Folklore" B. A. Botkin, editor.