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Pardon for Gordon Lafitte

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS Q2:1

Overview

Pardon for Gordon Lafitte, alias Gibson, who was convicted of counterfeiting in January 1861 before the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York, and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. Signed, Abraham Lincoln. Countersigned, William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

Dates

  • November 25, 1864

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 folder (1 leaf.) : On paper, text on both sides. Body of text written by clerk. text. Seal of the U.S. applied through paper. On dorse, near signatures. ; 42.5 cm x 17 cm.

Physical Location

MS Q2:1

Custodial History

ca. 1940 (?) belonged to Franklin de Ronde Furman, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology. Left by him to Thomas Crease, former Prof, Math, KU.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas Crease, May 28, 1971.

Title
Guide to the American Presidential Legal Documents Collection
Subtitle
Pardon for Gordon Lafitte
Author
Finding aid prepared by alh, May 28, 1971. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2457337906
Preferred citation
American Presidential Legal Documents Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS Q2:1, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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