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Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) [Sentence commutation for Charles Manfri, convicted of selling heroin in New Jersey 19 December 1918, and sentenced to four years imprisonment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01622 Author/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 6 March 1920 Pagination: 2 p. 25 x 18 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01622 Author/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 6 March 1920 Pagination: 2 p. 25 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Charles Manfri, alias Charles Mansfield, was convicted of violating the Harrison Anti-Narcotic Act in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and sentenced to four years in the State penitentiary in Baltimore, Maryland. Wilson commuted his sentence to end April 3, 1920 and signed in purple pencil, no reason given for clemency. Countersigned by A. Mitchell Palmer. Printed document with blanks filled with type.

People: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, 1872-1936

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

Subjects: PresidentDrugsCriminals and OutlawsLawPardonGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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