Lot 10: Gerald Ford Signed Pardon of Richard Nixon



2018-08-20 13:10:06

Lot 10

Gerald Ford signed souvenir copy of his controversial pardon of Richard Nixon, completed on ''The White House'' letterhead. Document reads in part: ''...The prospects of such trial will cause prolonged and divisive debate over the propriety of exposing to further punishment and degradation a man who has already paid the unprecedented penalty of relinquishing the highest elective office...I, Gerald R. Ford, President...do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States...[signed] Gerald Ford''. Single page measures 7.25'' x 10''. Folds, else near fine.

Estimate: $500+

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