Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential pardon of Daniel Barry who, in the District of Columbia in March 1860, had been convicted of arson].
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Pardoned by Abraham Lincoln because he is an old soldier who has lost a leg in the service of the United States, because he was previously a law-abiding person, because he has served out most of his sentence, and because Judge James Dunlop, who presided at his trial, has recommeded him to Lincoln for his executive clemency. Countersigned by William H. Seward.
President of the United States of America.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greetings:
Whereas, at the March Term A.D 1860 of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, one Daniel Barry was convicted of Arson, and sentenced to imprisonment in the Penitentiary for the period of three years;
And whereas, the said Daniel Barry is an old soldier, who has lost a leg in the service of the United States and who, prior to the commission of the aforesaid offence, sustained a law-observing character;-
And whereas, the said Daniel Barry has now suffered three-fourths of his allotted term, and His Honor Judge Dunlop, who presided at his trial has recommended him to my Executive Clemency;-
Now therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, have granted, and do hereby grant into him, Daniel Barry, a full and unconditional pardon.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this
Twenty-seventh day of September, A.D
1861, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-sixth.
By the President
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