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Johnson, Andrew. Pardon, Signed

A Pardon, After Being Imprisoned For Not Paying His Taxes


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Johnson, Andrew. Manuscript Document, signed by Andrew Johnson as President. Washington, D.C.: July 31, 1868, countersigned by W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State. Folio; 2p.; seal.

A Pardon was granted to William C. Baker who had been convicted in February 1868 “for violation of Internal Revenue laws” and fined $10. Baker was imprisoned for failure to pay and the pardon recognized that he was a poor man with a wife and five children and with “no means of support beyond his daily labor…(and is) unable to pay his judgement.”

Framed with a lithograph portrait of Andrew Johnson.