PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - PRESIDENTIAL WARRANT SIGNED 02/28/1889 - HFSID 4754
GROVER CLEVELAND Presidential warrant for a pardon previously denied the same prisoner Presidential Warrant signed: "Grover Cleveland" as President, 1p, 8x10. Washington, 1889 February 28.
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Presidential warrant for a pardon previously denied the same prisoner
Presidential Warrant signed: "Grover Cleveland" as President, 1p, 8x10. Washington, 1889 February 28. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to a warrant for the pardon of Henry Jones, dated this day, and signed by me, and for so doing this shall be his warrant." The Secretary of State was Thomas F. Bayard of Delaware. Lightly creased. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), formerly Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of New York (1883-1885) served as the 22nd and 24th President (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). He won the popular vote all three times he ran (1884, 1888, 1892), losing the electoral vote and the presidency in 1888 to Benjamin Harrison. He was the only Democrat elected President in more than a half century between the departure of Buchanan (1861) and the inauguration of Wilson (1913). Henry Jones was sentenced to five years in prison in 1887 for "stealing the contents of a letter." Cleveland denied this request on January 21, 1889, and then reversed his decision one month later on receipt of new information from the district attorney and "importunity of many good citizens." Fine condition.
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