From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/7/1863, p. 2, c. 1

Execution Postponed. - The execution of Michael Bucton, condemned to be hung yesterday, was postponed, by order of the Governor, to the 27th inst, at the solicitation of a number of citizens, who did not think the condemned had had sufficient time to make preparation for the awful event, all due preparations for which had been made by the City Sergeant. The execution of James Broderick and Michael Kearns, of the Letcher battery, appointed to take place yesterday, was postponed for ten days by a reprieve of the President of the Confederate States.

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