(From the Clerk's Office, Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, Illinois)
The Court is asked to instruct the jury for the Defendants that unless the circumstances and facts proven in this case satisfy them as fully and completely of the guilt of the Defendants as they would have been satisfied by the positive evidence of eye witnesses, they will fins the Defendants not guilty.
That if all the facts and circumstances which evidence in this case tends to prove may be true, and still the murder have been committed by other persons than the Defts, and without the agency of the Defendants, that then it will be the duty of the jury to find the Defendants not guilty.
That unless the evidence is of such a character as to establish [illegible] guilt of the Defendants, and to show that the murder must have been committed by them, and to satisfy the mind of the jury beyond all reasonable doubt that the murder could not have been committed by other persons than the Defendants, and without the agency of the Defendants, that then they will find the Defendants not guilty
That where the evidence is circumstantial, admitting all to be proven which the evidence tends to prove, if then the jury can make any supposition consistent with the facts, by which the murder might have been committed without the agency of the Defendants it will be their duty to make that supposition, and to find the Defendants not guilty
Thet before they can find the Defendants guilty they must be satisfied to the conclusion of every reasonable doubt that the murder was committed by the Defendants, and not by others without the agency of the Defendants and that if they entertain any reasonable doubt of the murder having been committed by the Defendants, that then it will be their duty to find the Defendants not guilty
That in order to a verdict of acquittal it is not necessary that the jury should be able to say who committed the murder. That if they are in doubt as to who the persons are who actually committed the murder, and if it is possible, consistently with the facts proved that the murder may have been committed by other persons than the Defendants and without their consent that then they must find a verdict of not guilty
That it is not necessary for the Defendants to prove [illegible] innocent that unless the prosecution has proven them to be guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, that then they must find the Defendants not guilty
That in making up their verdict in this case they will exclude from their consideration all that was said by Daniels, Brackenbury and Miss Graham.