January 11, 1900. Squire Tankard. Convicted of murder, first degree, in the county of Chautauqua, and sentenced, November 27, 1899, to be executed.
Respite granted until July 16 1900.
Insanity was interposed as a defense on the trial but does not seem to have been well established, There can be no doubt, however, that Tankard is now insane, although perhaps not permanently so, and the respite is granted to afford opportunity for his recovery.
June 27, 1900. Squire Tankard.
Further respited until February 1, 1901, on same grounds as for January 11, 1900.
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