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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Pardon of George Miles, convicted of mutiny aboard the Barque "Agnes." Also, includes petitions and receipts.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00043.12 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 July 1847 Pagination: 2 p.+dock.+collateral 39 x 26 cm

Summary of Content: Miles, "...convicted of a revolt on board of the barque 'Agnes'..."; sentenced to pay a $1 fine and courts costs [$25], and be imprisoned for ten days. Pardoned after serving his prison sentence since he was too poor to pay his fine. (c/s James Buchanan)

People: Miles, George
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Polk, James Knox, 1795-1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PardonPresidentLawMaritimeCriminals and OutlawsMutiny

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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