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[Letter] 1887 September 2, Washington [to] Hon. Alex R. [Botulur?] Pardon Clerk / Grover Cleveland.

Title: [Letter] 1887 September 2, Washington [to] Hon. Alex R. [Botulur?] Pardon Clerk / Grover Cleveland.
Personal Author: Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Date: 1887 September 2.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The letter is written on Executive Mansion letterhead. See also Cleveland's official White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gc2224.html).
Abstract: Cleveland wishes a pardon to be prepared for William Mills on the grounds that his "time has substantially expired" and his "conduct in prison has been good" and he has become totally blind and infirm. The managers of the prison and those connected with his trial have also endorsed the pardon. At the time this letter was written, Cleveland had married the summer before (the only President to do so in office) and in December would ask Congress to reduce high protective tariffs, a move which may have cost him the next election which he lost to Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland went on to be elected again in 1892, serving effectively as the 22nd and 24th Presidents (1885-1889, 1893-1897). Prior to assuming the Presidency, he served as mayor of Buffalo and then Governor of New York; he was the first Democrat to be elected after the Civil War.
Personal Subject: Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908--Correspondence.
Mills, William.
Corporate Subject: United States. Executive Office of the President.
Subject: Pardon--United States
Executive power--United States
Presidents--United States--Correspondence.
Recipient: [Botulur?], Alex R.
 

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