Lincoln, Abraham. [Document of Pardon] of David Barnett.
Washington, D. C.: [U. S. Office of the Executive], 1863. 2 pages with U. S. Government Seal and photograph of President Lincoln. Signed by Lincoln and the Acting Secretary of State, F. W. Seward. Framed and under glass.

 

Abraham Lincoln,

 

             President of the United States of America.

  To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

 

    Whereas, at the July term, 1863, of the Criminal

  Court of the District of Columbia, one David Barnett

  was convicted on his own confession of grand larceny,

  and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment; -

            And whereas, it appears that said Barnett has

  hitherto sustained an excellent character,  and is deeply

  penitent for his crime; -

            And whereas, the committing Magistrate, the

  prosecuting Attorney, and the Judge who sentenced

  him earnestly petition for his pardon.

            Now, therefore, be it known, that I Abraham

  Lincoln, President of the United States of America,

  in consideration of the premises, divers other good

  and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, have

    granted and do hereby grant unto him,  the said

  David Barnett, a full and unconditional pardon.

            In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed

  my name and caused to Seal of the United States

  to be affixed.

  Done at the City of Washington, this Sixth  

   

    U. S. Government  Seal               day of November, A. D. 1863, and of 

                                   the Independence of the United States

                                  the eighty-eighth.

 By the President:

                                              Abraham Lincoln (signature)

 

  F. W Seward (signature)

 

                                              Acting Secretary of State  

 

                                       Lincoln Photograph

 

Abraham Lincoln Pardon Document, 1863
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