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Madison, James (1751-1836) [Pardon of Joseph Butler for larceny].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.03 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 12 January 1814 Pagination: 1 p. ; 39 x 25 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State James Monroe. Convicted of larceny in the District of Columbia in April, 1838. Butler had been sentenced to be "publicly whipped 54 stripes" and pay a fine and court costs. Madison pardoned him because he continued to be imprisoned, as he was too poor to pay the fine.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Butler, Joseph
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Madison, James, 1751-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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