For the second time since the death penalty was reinstated by the U. The first attempt died in the face of a threatened veto by then-Gov. New Hampshire is the only New England state to countenance the death penalty, indeed the only Eastern state north of Virginia whose laws call for putting transgressors to death. We urge the governor to let the will of the people, as represented by the majority vote of their representatives, be expressed. He should sign the bill or let it become law without his signature.