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US Governor 'pardons' child who confessed to stealing pen, nut on a class trip

Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent young Samuel another pen as a memento.

A child in the United States has been "pardoned" by the governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, after he took a pen and hazelnut while on a class trip.

Samuel, a fourth-grader - which is about year five in New Zealand - wrote to Brown confessing what he had done.

Shared on Facebook, the letter included the swiped pen and a dollar, to replace a hazelnut he took.

"My class visited the capitol on April 19," Samuel wrote in his letter.

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"While we were there I took a hazelnut and pen from the capitol building. These things were not mine and it was wrong for me to take them.

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"I'm very sorry. I hope you and the people of Oregon can forgive me."

Brown formally pardoned the child - and even threw in a freebie.

"Samuel, in exchange for your apology, debt repayment, and return of the pen you lifted, I formally pardon you from any further penalty.

"I hope the pen coming your way will be an adequate memento of your visit at the Capitol. Come back soon!"

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