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Adams, John (1735-1826)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09335 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 August 1798 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: As President, sending a"petition of Parson Smith for a Pardon of a very serious crime.… request you to inclose the Papers to the Secretary of State and Attorney General for their consideration. If they and you agree in advising me to pardon the Criminal, I may perhaps do it, but not other wise."

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawGovernment and CivicsVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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