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(Executive?) Department
Nashville 11th Nov 1839. _
H. J. Anderson Agent &
Keeper of the Penitentiary
Your letter of the 5th Instant
stating that Lewis D. St Ledger a convict in
the Penitentiary "has conducted himself with
the utmost propriety,"_ and [illegible]
that his sentence be commuted, is not in
strict comfornity with the act of 1835 - ch. 63. Sec. 4. If
you are [illegible] (conforming to the language of the
law) to certify that the "conduct of the prisoner
has been exemplary and [illegible]," du-
-ring the whole period of his confinement, and
put it to his proper to make such a certificate
I will promptly consider of his case._
I am Very Respectfully
Your Obt_ Svt,
James K. Polk

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