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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) [Presidential pardon of Tom Galcatcher, convicted of larceny on 13 May 1901 and sentenced to five years in the U.S. penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00342 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 16 January 1904 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Convicted of larceny in the Indian Territory and pardoned by Theodore Roosevelt; no reason for pardon mentioned. Partially handwritten. Countersigned by Charles W. Russell, acting Attorney General.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Russell, Charles Wells, 1856-1927

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: American Indian HistoryPresidentPardonCriminals and OutlawsLawWestward ExpansionVice President

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