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From John Adams to Daniel Davis, 27 August 1798

Quincy Aug 27 1798.

Dear Sir

Inclosed is a petition of Pardon Smith for a pardon of a very serious crime. I must refer the matter to you & request you to inclose the papers to the Secy. of State & Attorney Gen. for their consideration. If they & you agree in advising me to pardon the criminal, I may perhaps do it, but not otherwise I am Sir / your humble Servant

John Adams.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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