Richard F. Pettigrew
Jun, 1913
Richard Pettigrew (1848 -- 1926) was a delegate from the Territory of Dakota and later a Senator from South Dakota. After Clarence Darrow was acquitted in his first bribery trial and waiting to see if the prosecution would go forward with the second bribery trial he received a letter from Pettigrew. Pettigrew wrote that he had spoken with the district attorney who said he would get Darrow to confess. Pettigrew believed the prosecution would fail to convict Darrow during a second trial but they were intent on destroying him and wrote to Darrow that "It is clear persecution." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division LC-DIG-ggbain-05072