Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, November 6, 1854. President Pierce authorizes and directs the "Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the pardon granted to William Fisher." In very good to fine condition, with small old tape repairs to fold splits on the reverse, small chips to the right edge, and staining along the top edge from old adhesive residue on the back. Fisher had been convicted of forging the currency of the United States, in the similitude of gold dollars.
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