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Washington, George (1732-1799) [Pardon of Samuel Davis for unlading two bales of cotton without a permit].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00068.01 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 21 June 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 38 x 23 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Davis was convicted in Massachusetts. No reason given for pardon.

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

Full Transcript: June 21, 1792
In the name of the United States -
To all to whom these Presents shall come. -
Whereas Samuel Davis, late of the State of Massachusetts, at a district ...Court, holden for the United States within the said State, hath been duly convicted of unlading two bales of cotton without a permit, contrary to law, and he hath been adjudged to pay a fine of one thousand dollars; And whereas the said Samuel Davis appears to be a proper object of pardon; Now know ye, that I have thought fit to pardon, and do accordingly pardon, him the said Samuel Davis for the offence aforesaid, and do also remit unto him the fine aforesaid; so far as the United States may be interested therein. -

Given under my hand and the Seal of the United States at Philadelphia, this [inserted: twenty first] day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and ninety two, and of Independence the sixteenth. -

Go: Washington
By the President
Th: Jefferson

Pardon. Sam Davis
Return. Dis. Court. Sepr. Terms
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPardonLaw

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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