Polk, James K. (1795-1849) [Presidential authority to the Secretary of State to affix the seal to the pardon of Samuel Howard].
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.08 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 January 1848 Pagination: 2 p.+collateral ; 36 x 26 cm
Convicted of passing counterfeit coin; sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. Pardoned due to age, previous honesty, family's dependence, small amount of counterfeited money involved, and judge's request. Countersigned by Secretary of State James Buchanan. Also, includes petitions and receipt of pardon.
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