Harry Truman Document Signed as President – RARE Pardon – Truman Saves A Man From Deportation


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33rd President.  Uncommon document signed (DS) “Harry S Truman” AS PRESIDENT, one page both sides, 9×13.5, June 7, 1948 countersigned by Philip B. Perlman as Acting Attorney General (Tom Clark was Attorney General at the time and Perlman was serving as first ever Jewish Solicitor General). Presidential pardon given to :

Pierre Leveque, also known as Pierre LeVecque, an alien pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of South Carolina to an indictment (No. 11,049) charging violation of Section 88, Title 16, United States Code, and on October twenty-first, 1936, was sentenced to imprisonment for eighteen (18) months.

Whereas, the said Pierre Leveque was committed to the United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the designated place of confinement…

Whereas, the said Pierre Leveque, unless pardoned, will be deported; and

Whereas, it has been made to appear to me that the said Pierre Leveque is paralytic and that deportation would hasten his death and grievously hurt his American-born wife; and

Whereas it has further been made to appear to me that the said Pierre Leveque, since release from prison, has conducted himself in a law-abiding manner and is a fir object of Executive clemency;

Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, do hereby grant unto the said Pierre Leveque a full and unconditional pardon.

Blind embossed red paper seal.

Framed with glass on both sides so both sides of the Pardon can be seen.  In apparent very good condition,  horizontal fold, some toning. Actual pardons signed by Presidents rarely appear on the market.