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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Isaac Dutton Barnard, William Marks, John B. Steneger, D. M. Miller and J. B. Sutherland

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02770 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 May 1830 Pagination: 2 p. 20 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: In absence of recommendations for clemency from the prosecuting attorney and the judge who tried the case, Jackson asks for their recommendation if pardon should be granted to "Craig," a prisoner who was convicted 10 May 1830. Barnard and Marks were United States Senators from Pennsylvania. Joel Barlow Sutherland was a Congressman from Pennsylvania.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsJudiciaryPardonCrimeCriminals and OutlawsCongressPrisoner

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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