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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Pardon of Seth B. Horton, convicted of violating a seamen protection act. Includes petitions, transmission letters and pardon receipt.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.10 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 03 March 1849 Pagination: 1p.+ dock.+collateral ; 39 x 26 cm

Summary of Content: Horton, late master of the Barque "T.O. Brown," was convicted of violating a seamen protection act [3rd Section, 9th Chapter, concerning consuls and vice consuls] of Feb. 1803. Conditionally pardoned because the violation was not willful, Horton must pay court costs. (c/s James Buchanan) Signed on Polk's last day of office.

People: Horton, Seth B., fl. 1849
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Polk, James Knox, 1795-1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawMaritimeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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