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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Remission of balance of sentence of Orrin Sherman for stealing money from the U.S. Mail]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.06 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 11 December 1829 Pagination: 6 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Sherman's sentence was remitted upon payment of costs by President Jackson because he had shown repentance. Accompanied by a four page petition dated September 1829 with signatures, testimonials and a one page certification of Connecticut citizenship by Connecticut Governor Gideon Tomlinson, dated 31 October 1829. Name on Jackson's remission is spelled "Schearman."

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Tomlinson, Gideon, 1780-1854

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and OutlawsPost Office

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