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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Delay of execution of John Arthur Bowen].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02772 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 25 February 1836 Pagination: 1 p. 32 x 25 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. Bowen, an enslaved person, had been convicted of an unspecified felony in the District of Columbia in November 1835, and sentenced to be hung on 26 February 1836. Because of "divers good and sufficient reasons," the original date of death is postponed until the first Sunday in June next.

Background Information:

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryPresidentPardonCrimeCriminals and OutlawsGovernment and CivicsLawDeath PenaltyPrisonerSlavery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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