Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Richard Quince Hoskins, 23 July 1808

Charleston July 23. 1808.


I have this moment received a letter from the Hon Mr. Granger, who requests that I should send to your Excellency, a copy of the Judgment issued by the Circuit Federal Court against me; and which Mr. Granger thinks, It is expectable that a pardon in my favour will immediately be issued; Annexed is a copy of my sentence, as delivered to the Keeper of the State Prison.

I am Sir, with Respect, your Excellencys most humb Servt

Richard Quince Hoskins

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.


United States of America
October 21th. 1805.

At the Circuit Court for the first Circuit begun and held at Boston, on the Twenty first day of October Sunday being the Twentieth, within and for the Massachusetts District.

 William Cushing Esqr. Associate Judge

 John Davis Esqr. Disrict Judge

United States on Indictment } Sentence
Richard Quince Hoskins

The Court having considered the offence of which the said Ricahrd Q. Hoskins was convicted the last term. Do Order that he be publickly whipped Twenty strips, and be imprisioned and kept to hard Labor for the space of three years. Pay Costs of Prosecution and Stand committed till sentence be performed.

 I certify that the foregoing is a true Copy from the Records of the Court therein Named in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand & affixed the Seal of said Court

N Goodale Clerk

A true Copy


John Pelham Keeper, M. S. P.

The stripes were formerly pardoned, and the Postmaster General having give me his opinion in favor of a pardon, Let a pardon issue.

Th: Jefferson

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