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Collection Reference Number GLC00049
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Presidential Pardons 
Title Pardon of marines Thomas Potts and George Allen for desertion
Date 12 February 1813
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description Countersigned by Secretary of State James Monroe. Potts had been convicted of desertion in June 1812. Allen had been convicted of desertion in August 1812. Both had been sentenced to be shot. Pardoned by Madison for "divers good causes and considerations."
Subjects President  Pardon  Law  Navy  Desertion  Death Penalty  Military Law  War of 1812  
People Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Law; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859