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Collection Reference Number GLC01980
From Archive Folder Currency, Counterfeiting and Coins 
Title Authority to affix the seal to pardon of William F. Sterling, convicted of counterfeiting
Date ca. 1846
Author Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Sterling was convicted of passing counterfeit coin. Pardon framed with counterfeit coins and "fool's gold." One bust engraving of James K. Polk included as collateral.
Subjects President  Pardon  Criminals and Outlaws  Law  Government and Civics  Counterfeiting  Coins and Currency  Forgery and Fraud  
People Sterling, William F. (fl. 1846)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Law; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859