The Reprieve Of James Jackman
John A. Moroso
Published in Pearson's Magazine, August 1913.
James Jackman was a man on death row just a few days from execution. On the desk of the governor of the state in which he resided was a letter of reprieve awaiting the leader's signature. Then the chief executive dies suddenly leaving the paper unsigned and yet soon thereafter the signature is there and a noted handwriting expert insists it is valid. What will bring Grantham Waldron into the mystery was there was also to be signed a law that would cause major international turmoil and possibly war. If one document can be signed from beyond the grave, can another with far reaching ramifications be as well?