Washington City 27th. Feby. 08—
The Presidents Note of this Day came duly to Hand,
I understand Mr. Topham to be now in Prison, & am the more confirmed in that opinion, when I consider Mr. Topham to have been committed to Prison, under a Judgment obtained in part in favor of the United States.
In which case it would seem impossible that the Statute of an Individual State could any more opperate to a discharge of Imprisonment, than a discharge of the Sum due from the person, which was the occasion of his being so imprisoned
Your obt. Servt
DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.