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Collection Reference Number GLC03966
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Authority to affix the seal to pardon of James Brady, for theft of mail
Date 10 May 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Brady had been convicted of stealing from the mail and sentenced for two years imprisonment. After serving nearly two-thirds of his sentence, he was pardoned by Lincoln for penitent and exemplary manner.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Law  Pardon  Crime  Post Office  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945