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Pardon Books, 1874-1934

 

A Collection of POWER Library: Pennsylvania's Electronic Library.

About this collection

Applications made to, and proclamations issued by, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Grouped into applications and proclamations and arranged thereunder chronologically by date of action. The applications volumes provide brief narrative case histories and recommendations for pardons or commutations and whether the pardons or commutations were granted. Volume 1 covering the period 1874-1877 provides reasons why the Pardon Board made its recommendations while for the period 1882-1930 records of commutation actions are included. The last volume covering the period 1931-1934 contains mostly commutation records with only a few pardon actions. The proclamation volumes provide the Board's recommendations and reasons for its judgments.

 
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