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Madison, James (1751-1836) [Pardon of marines Thomas Potts and George Allen for desertion].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00049 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 12 February 1813 Pagination: 1 p. 40 x 26 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State James Monroe. Potts had been convicted of desertion in June 1812. Allen had been convicted of desertion in August 1812. Both had been sentenced to be shot. Pardoned by Madison for "divers good causes and considerations."

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

People: Madison, James, 1751-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawNavyDesertionDeath PenaltyMilitary LawWar of 1812

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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