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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.041
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Albert Smith to Aaron Hobart discussing a legal case against him
Date 15 February 1815
Author Smith, Albert (1763-1823)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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).
Subjects Crime  Forgery and Fraud  Law  Taxes or Taxation  Government and Civics  Prisoner  Children and Family  
People Smith, Albert (1763-1823)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  Whitman, K (fl. 1815)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Law; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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