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Smith, Albert (1763-1823) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.041 Author/Creator: Smith, Albert (1763-1823) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 February 1815 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 25.6 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a legal case against him. Mentions that there has been "unfair impression & representation" cast upon him and thus, asks Hobart for several favors, such as to have a conference with K. Whitman, to have permission to visit his family, to limit the jail time if convicted. Smith had been replaced as a "collector," probably of taxes. He was earlier accused of stealing $20,000 in public funds (see GLC06313.034).

Background Information:

People: Smith, Albert, 1763-1823
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858
Whitman, K
Mortons
Eells, Edward
Blake, George
Whiting, William P
Tilling

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CrimeForgery and FraudLawTaxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsPrisonerChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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