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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Pardon of Joseph Richmond for embezzlement]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00043.10 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 30 October 1835 Pagination: 2 p. ; 37 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. Deputy postmaster of Middletown, Maryland, Richmond was convicted of embezzling the U.S. Mail in November 1834 and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Richmond, young and of previous good character, was pardoned after recommendation by one of the judges at his trial, Elias Glenn, and Baltimore prison warden, Joseph Owens.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Richmond, Joseph, fl. 1835

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonCriminals and OutlawsLawPost Office

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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