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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential pardon of Henry Buschrae, who had been convicted in the District of Columbia of larceny in June 1861].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00044.02 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 January 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 42 x 27 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00044.02 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 January 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 42 x 27 cm

Buschrae was pardoned by Abraham Lincoln because he had served nearly all of his sentence, because he had been well behaved in prison, because he had been of good character and was drunk when he committed the larceny, because he had "served faithfully as a volunteer soldier in the defense of his country," and because many citizens of the District of Columbia had petitioned him on his behalf. Countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward.

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