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Adams, John (1735-1826) [Pardon of George Rice for piracy].

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00043.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 19 May 1800 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Acting Secretary of State Charles Lee. Rice had been convicted of piracy aboard the ship Unicorn in Maryland in 1797. Pardoned by Adams because circumstances had shown that a pardon could be extended in a way that was consistent with the public good.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rice, George, fl. 1797-1800.
Lee, Charles, 1758-1815.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, Pardon, Law, Pirates, Maritime, Vice President

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