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President Biden’s great-great-grandfather was pardoned by Abraham Lincoln, documents show

President Biden’s great-grandfather was pardoned by President Lincoln, according to newly discovered documents at the National Archives.

According to documents reviewed by the newspaper, Mr. Biden’s relative, Moses J. Robinette, camped along the Rappahannock River near Beverly Ford, Virginia, on March 12, 1864, during the height of the Civil War. While there, he got into a fight with another Union soldier. Washington Post.

The other man in the fight, John J. Alexander, was left bleeding from a knife wound, and Robinette was charged with attempted murder and jailed near Florida.

Three of Robinette’s friends, who are officers in the U.S. Army, petitioned Lincoln directly to overturn the verdict.

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President Biden’s great-grandfather was pardoned by President Lincoln, according to newly discovered documents at the National Archives. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

According to the paper, they found Robinette’s sentence to be too harsh for “defending himself and slashing with a penknife a Teamster who was far superior in strength and size to him, all in the wake of the excitement of the moment.” insisted.

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They went on to say that Robinette was a true and loyal supporter of the Union and opposed “traitors and their plans to destroy the government.”

“Think of the daughters and sons without mothers at home!… [Praying for] Please intercede on behalf of the distressed families of unhappy fathers and beloved children, Daughters of the Union and Sons of the Union,” they added.

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Friends of Moses J. Robinette petitioned President Lincoln on behalf of him to overturn their friend’s conviction for attempted murder. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The petition first reached the desk of West Virginia Senator Weightman T. Willey, who supported it and sent the petition to the White House. After presidential review of the case, Lincoln agreed to the request and pardoned Robinette.

According to the paper, Lincoln wrote at the time, “Pardon the unfulfilled portion of your sentence. A. Lincoln, September 1, 1864.” Robinette continued to live until 1903.

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The White House did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

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The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s questions about whether Biden was aware of this event in his family’s history.

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