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Title:[Letter] 1839 Nov. 14, Nashville [Tennessee, to] H.J. Anderson / James K. Polk: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Polk, James K.

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Date: November 14, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter to H. J. Anderson from Governor James K. Polk, dated November 14, 1839. Polk is writing to discuss a prisoner at the penitentiary that Anderson is the keeper of. Anderson wants the prisoner's sentence commuted.
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl667

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[added: (Copy)] Executive Department Nashville 14th Nov [November] 1839__
H. J. Anderson agent &Keeper of the Penitentiary

Your letter of the 5th Instant stating that [unclear: Lewis D. St Ledger ] a commit in the Penitentiary " has conducted himself with the utmost propriety"___ and recommending that his sentence be commuted, is not in strict conformity with act of 1835 [added: ch [chapter] 63] sec. [section] 4. If you are notified (conforming to the language of the law) to certify that the conduct of the prisoner has been exemplary and [unclear: unexceptionable ]", during the whole period of his confinement, and feel it to be proper to make such a certificate I will promptly consider of his case._

I am Very Respectfully
Your obt srt [obedient servant]
James K Polk

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[added: (Copy)
Letter to the Keeper
of the Penitentiary
[unclear: Lewis D. St. Ledger's ]
Nov 14th 1839.__]

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