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Olevian Numismatic Rarities

1880 Rutherford B. Hayes Signed Presidential Pardon for Mail Fraud (Signature Certified)

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This is a Presidential Pardon signed by Rutherford B. Hayes on behalf of Milton G. Abbott, pardoning him of his conviction for “devising a scheme or artifice to defraud by means of the mails” (mail fraud) on August 2nd, 1880. This document is in excellent condition and guaranteed to be original and authentic. This is a great opportunity to own a 140-year old museum-quality document signed by our nation’s nineteenth president.

Written in beautiful handwriting, this exquisitely preserved document explains how Abbott was charged a $500 dollar fine and had served 7 months of his 10-month sentence in the Eastern Penitentiary in Philadelphia when he was pardoned:

“…And whereas, he was never before charged…with violation of law, but always was of good repute and engaged in legitimate business; and whereas, he has served seven-tenths of the said term, and is unable to pay said fine and costs; and whereas, he is a young man, with a wife and child dependent upon his daily exertions for support; Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States of America… do hereby grant to the said Milton G. Abbott, a full and unconditional pardon…”

The expert staff of Olevian Numismatic Rarities unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of every historic document they sell, and all signatures contained therein. A certificate of authenticity will be included with each item. In addition, the signatures have been precertified online by Autograph COA, a leading third-party authentication service. A Precertification Letter will be included with your purchase, which is also eligible to be sent to Autograph COA by you for a full Letter of Certification, for a small additional fee.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    20.5"L x 16"W x .1"H
  • OriginUnited States

— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity & Precertification Letter from Autograph COA
— Housed In Hard Plastic, Archival Quality, Protective Sleeve
— Dimensions: 20.5"L x 15.5"W

Please Note: You will receive the exact item(s) shown in the photos.

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    Canada, United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Discounted Shipping
  • Discounted Shipping
    $15.00 first item / $15.00 each additional
  • Ship In
    1-2 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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