Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement re Granting Pardons, 29 April 1806

Apr. 29. 06.

Petition of John Adams for a pardon

no pardon is granted in any case, but on the recommendation of the judges who sat on the trial, & who best know & estimate the degree of the crime, & character & deportment of the criminal.


DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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