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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Pardon of Willie Dunn [an Indian], convicted of manslaughter.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.36 Author/Creator: Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 03 April 1894 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of manslaughter; sentenced to 10 years hard labor. Pardoned after serving 5 years of his prison sentence due to his deteriorating health. (c/s Richard Olney)

People: Dunn, Willie
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Olney, Richard, 1835-1917.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, President, Pardon, Law, Criminals and Outlaws

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