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Monroe, James (1758-1831) [Pardon of Patrick Neady for an unspecified felony]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00744 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 14 January 1818 Pagination: 1 p. ; 40 x 25 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. Neady had been convicted in Washington in December 1817. Pardoned after the jury and the judge in the case recommended mercy.

Background Information:

People: Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and OutlawsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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