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Collection Reference Number GLC00613
From Archive Folder Collection of Presidential Pardons 
Title Authorization to the Secretary of State to affix the seal of the United States to the pardon of Milo Thornton for counterfeiting coins
Date 29 March 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Legal document; Government document
Content Description In Ohio, Thornton had been convicted in 1859 and sentenced to the Ohio State Penitentiary for ten years. According to D. R. Kinsell, his physician, his health was quickly failing and he would soon become a lunatic if not released. The release was supported by Ohio representative John Hutchins, Marshall of the United States for the Northern District of Ohio Mathew Johnson, R. P. Rammey (the district attorney who had prosecuted him), and others.
Subjects Counterfeiting  Coins and Currency  President  Pardon  Criminals and Outlaws  Law  Health and Medical  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Health & Medicine; The Presidency; Law
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