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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Presidential authority to the Secretary of State to affix the seal to the paper remitting unto the William Davis the fine and costs imposed on him]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00076.01 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 19 May 1836 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Davis was convicted of assault and battery in October, 1833, in the District of Columbia. Fined $5 and ordered to remain in prison until the fine was paid. After two and a half years imprisonment, Davis had petitioned to have the fine remitted since there was no way he could pay.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Pardon, Law, Criminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: Age of Jackson