Unsigned Presidential Endorsement of Capital Punishment for Andrew Anderson

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Date 1799
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Philadelphia
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Summary States the particulars of the court martial and conviction of Andrew Anderson, and affirms his sentence to hang, in the name of "the beneficial influence of well-placed examples in Military Service." [Note: Adams signaled his intent to pardon Andrew Anderson at the last minute in his letter to McHenry of September 18, 1799].
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Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 04/11/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Andrew Anderson; President of the United States; Congress; Brigadier General Wilkinson; prisoners; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Fort Sargent; Mississippi; ;
Keywords Act of Congress; sentence; courts martial; charge of deserting; escape; arms and accoutrements; confession; crime; hanged; ;
Key Phrases hanged by the neck to death;
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