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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Pardon of J. P. Shonebraker, convicted of robbing a mail coach.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00230.01 Author/Creator: Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 09 November 1885 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of robbing a mail coach and its passengers; sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. Pardoned after serving 3 years and 6 months of his prison term due to his frank confession of the crime and his returning of the stolen property, and because of his precarious health. (c/s Thomas F. Bayard)

People: Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Bayard, Thomas F.
Shonebracker, J.P.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: President, Pardon, Criminals and Outlaws, Law, Post Office, Health and Medical

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