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Tyler, John (1790-1862) [Pardon of Lorenzo Dow for the murder of a ship captain].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05976 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 7 August 1841 Pagination: 1 p. 36.8 x 23.7 cm

Countersigned by Secretary of State Daniel Webster. Dow was convicted for the murder of Captain William C. Langdon of the Brig "Francis" while at sea and sentenced to be hung. Pardoned because he was "...a fit subject for the interposition of the Executive Clemency."

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