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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Pardon of Ezekiel D. Dyer for fraud].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07314 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 24 May 1861 Pagination: 2 p. 42.3 x 27.1 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07314 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 24 May 1861 Pagination: 2 p. 42.3 x 27.1 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. Dyer was convicted in December, 1859, and sentenced to the jail at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He remained in prison after completing his sentence because he was unable to pay his fine. He was pardoned at the request of Massachusetts politicians, Senator Henry Wilson, and representatives Alexander H. Rice, Charles R. Train, and H. L. Dawes. B. F. Hallett also requested Dyer's pardon.

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentLincoln's CabinetPardonGovernment and CivicsLawPrisonerForgery and FraudCongress

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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