Suspension of Ewing's Death Sentence Until Question of Insanity Can Be Answered

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Date August 16, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Acknowledges receipt of Lt. Col. Hamtramck's letter suggesting that the condemned soldier Samuel Ewing might have been insane at the time of his infraction; Adams wishes to hear further reports on this topic, and cancels Ewing's death warrant for the time being. States that Ewing should neither be pardoned immediately, as this might "injure the service."
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Adams; Lieutenant Colonel Hamtramck; Ewing; ;
Related Places Quincy;
Keywords court martial; warrant; execution; pardon; ;
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