Thomas Jefferson Papers

Pardon for Richard Quince Haskins, 1 March 1806

Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, To all who shall see these presents, Greeting:—

Whereas Richard Quince Haskins, Scriviner, of the Town of Boston in the District of Massachusetts was convicted before the Circuit Court of the United States, for the said District, at its last June term, of certain misdemeanors in relation to the Post Office establishment of the United States, and in violation of a Statute of the United States in that case made & provided, and thereupon was adjudged by the said Court at its next succeeding term to be publickly whipped, twenty stripes, and be imprisoned and kept at hard labor for the space of three years, pay costs of prosecution, and stand committed ’till sentence be performed: Now therefore be it known that I Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, do hereby for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving pardon and remit the whipping aforesaid, the remaining part of the judgment aforesaid to be in no manner affected by this pardon and remission.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, the first day of March A.D, 1806, and in the Thirtieth year of the Independence of the said States.

By the President Th: Jefferson

James Madison Secretary of State


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