Abraham Lincoln "Pardons" Misbehaving Boys, Allowing Them to Return to School

February 12, 1865

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Abraham Lincoln "Pardons" Misbehaving Boys, Allowing Them to Return to School
Autograph Note Signed
1 page | SMC 212

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      On this, his last birthday, Lincoln exercises executive mercy. “Let these boys return to their school upon the condition stated by them,” he says, “and remain so long as they do not misbehave.”


      Autograph Note Signed (“A. Lincoln”), as President, 1 page, duodecimo, no place, February 12, 1865.
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      Let these boys return to their school upon the condition stated by them, and remain so long as they do not misbehave.

      A Lincoln

      Feb. 12, 1865