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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Thomas Swann

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.46 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Letter signed Date: 14 November 1831 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests the details of a case involving a wrongly issued search warrant to determine whether a pardon will be granted.

Background Information: Swann was U.S. District Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1821 through 1833.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Swann, Thomas, 1789-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and OutlawsCivil Rights

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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