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In Boston, six men convicted of tarring and feathering a man for celebrating Lincoln's murder are pardoned

Boston, Massachusetts, 1857
03/13/1866
In Boston, the Governor's Executive Council pardoned six Melrose, Massachusetts men who had been tried the previous April for tarring and feathering a man who had celebrated the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  They had been convicted and each fined $300.  The Council, which advised the governor on pardons and appointments, ordered them pardoned and the fines returned.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Pardon of Six Tar-Featherers and Riding-on-a-Railers," New York Times, March 14, 1866, p. 8.

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