Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Missing Presidential Pardons of Rutherford B. Hayes

Nineteenth President of the United States, 1877-1881

The following pardons were stolen from the National Archives-Philadelphia by   Shawn Aubitz in 2002. They were signed by the President of the United States, then docketed and filed by a U.S. District Court in the mid-Atlantic Region.  These are not the Presidential Authority to the Secretary of State to Affix the Seal to a Warrant for Pardon.

Pardoned: Edward B. Caulk on December 23, 1878

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Caulk was convicted of passing counterfeit money. Signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Secretary of State William Hunter.

Pardoned: Dallas Davis on June 12, 1877

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Davis was convicted of retailing spirituous liquors without having paid special tax. Signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Secretary of State William M. Evarts.

Pardoned: Charles W. Fulton on January 27, 1879

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Fulton was convicted of embezzlement in the postal service. Signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Secretary of State William M. Evarts.

Pardoned: T.W. Isaacs on May 3, 1878

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Isaacs was convicted of embezzlement of money letters from the U.S. mail. Signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Acting Secretary of State F.W. Seward.

Pardoned: Joseph H. Rothrock on May 4, 1878

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Rothrock was convicted of embezzlement at the Post Office of the City of Baltimore. Signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Secretary of State William M. Evarts.

 

 

 

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