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Regarding Execution of Samuel Ewing & Suggestion of Insanity

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date August 7, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Dexter acknowledges the receipt of Samuel Ewing's death warrant, but transmits the suggestion of Lt. Col. Hamtramck that Ewing's actions point to insanity. States that he will not act on the death warrant until receiving a comment from Adams.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Samuel Dexter; Samuel Ewing; Lieutenant Colonel Hamtramck; President; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords warrant; execution; extraordinary conduct; deserted; deranged brain; ;
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