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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Pardon of Dexter M. Dibble, convicted of receiving U.S. military clothing unlawfully.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00068.16 Author/Creator: Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 11 August 1893 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of receiving soldier's clothing unlawfully; sentenced to 1 year imprisonment. Pardoned due to the nature of the offence being non-aggravated and because the judge thought the penalty too heavy. (c/s Edward B. Whitney)

People: Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, President, Pardon, Law

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