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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential pardon of James Dillion, who in New York City had been convicted in June 1860 of mutiny on board the William F. Storer].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00044.04 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 09 November 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 41 x 27 cm Order a Copy

James Dillion was pardoned by Abraham Lincoln near the end of his sentence because of his good behavior while incarcerated in Sing Sing Prison, on the petition of citizens, and on the recommendation of the U. S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward.

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