Polk, James K. (1795-1849) [Remitting sentence of Daniel Linkins and Augustus Lucas, who had attempted to assist a prisoner escape].
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04553 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: July 2, 1845 Pagination: 1 p. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 23.3 x 17.5 cm
Countersigned by Secretary of State James Buchanan. Linkins and Lucas had both been sentenced to serve 20 days in prison and pay a $50 fine. Following Lucas' release from prison, Polk decided to also pardon Linkins. 1 black and white bust engraving of James K. Polk included.
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