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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Pardon of J. John Harris McNeal for forgery]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00115.02 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 3 July 1832 Pagination: 1 p. ; 42 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston. McNeal had been sentenced to two years hard labor at a penitentiary. Pardoned on account of mental illness at the recommendation of the jury and the judge who tried the case.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentRailroadLawGovernment and CivicsCriminals and OutlawsMental Health

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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