Item #2589 Official Pardoning Document. John A. Dix.

Official Pardoning Document

Albany, NY: July 15, 1873. SIGNED "John A. Dix" as Governor of New York. 15" x 10", partially printed, manuscript document extending a pardon to two individuals. Includes State Seal of New York, aged and less brilliant than original, all teeth present on the perimeter, shadowed on opposite side of once folded document. Four fold lines, horizontal through the center and three vertical, reinforced on the rear. Lightly toned with a few tiny chips, mostly along right edge. Counter signed by N.Y. Secretary of State Anson S. Wood.

John Adams Dix (1798 – 1879) was Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York, Ambassador to France and Union major general during the Civil War. He was notable for arresting the pro-Southern Maryland General Assembly, preventing that divided border state from seceding, and for arranging a system for prisoner exchange via the Dix–Hill Cartel. Dix was one of the first populist heroes of the Civil War, instructing forces to "shoot on sight" insurrectionists who may be trying to remove the American flag. At the beginning of the War, Dix was the senior most Major General of Volunteers, Considered too old for field command he provided service to the union in various roles, including quelling the New York City draft riots of 1863. Good +. Item #2589

PARDON FROM STATE PRISON: Whereas, At a Court held in and four our County of Kings in the month of April 1873 Isabella Donovan and Anges Primrose were convicted of Aiding Prisoners to Escape and were hereupon sentenced to be imprisoned in the Kings County Penitentiary at hard labor for one year...We have pardoned, remisde and released and by these presents DO PARDON.../s/ John A. Dix"

Price: $250.00

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