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Missing Presidential Pardons of Andrew Jackson

7th President of the United States, 1829-1837

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: Zachariah Smith on August 18, 1835

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Smith was convicted of passing a forged note. Signed by President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State John Forsyth.

 

Pardon of Costs: Zachariah Smith on August 18, 1835

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Smith was found to be unable to pay his prosecution fees. Signed by President Andrew Jackson and Acting Secretary of State Asbury Dickins.
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