To George Washington
Treasy. Dept. June 9. 1794.
I have the honor to send here with sundry papers which relate to the Petition of William Martin1 & contain full information on the subject. Upon the whole as Mr. Martin is undoubtedly an innocent sufferer, I incline to the opinion that a pardon may be adviseable which would operate to remit one half the penalty incurred.
With perfect respect &c.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
On May 16, Washington had referred Martin’s petition to H (JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 292). On June 11, 1794, the President signed a pardon for Martin (copy, RG 59, Petitions for Pardon, National Archives).