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    James Polk and James Buchanan Pardon Signed. One page, 10" x 15.5", "City of Washington", June 1, 1848. President Polk and Secretary of State Buchanan boldly sign this document granting "Robert Scott a full and unconditional pardon." Scott was "convicted of Burglary, and sentenced to be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a period of four years. . . . The Warden of the Penitentiary recommends the case of Scott to favorable consideration, in which recommendation the Physician of the prison unites; and whereas, considering that the ends of justice have probably been attained in this case, it satisfactorily appears to me, that the prisoner, is a fit subject for the Executive clemency." With evidence of being displayed (uneven toning from the mat on recto and tape remnants on verso).

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    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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