Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander J. Dallas, 27 August 1808

Monticello Aug. 27. 08.


I was applied to some time the last year to give a pardon to the persons (the Lowries) who are the subjects of the inclosed letter & petition. but the facts then stated, & the short imprisonment they had then suffered did not justify it in my judgment. in consequence however of further information, & of the longer term of their confinement, I now think it my duty to pardon them. a copy of the judgment under which they are confined being necessary to prepare the pardon, I ask the favor of you to have me furnished with a copy with as little delay as practicable. any necessary expence will be a proper article of charge & reimbursement for the department of State. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. be so good as to return me the inclosed papers.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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