Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Richard Mentor Johnson, 28 February 1809

Feb. 28. 09.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Johnson and returns him the statement of the case of Richard Berry as one which must await the pleasure of his successor. he observes at the same time that his practice has been never to pardon till he recieved the opinion of the judges who sat on the trial of the offender an authentic copy of the judgment is also indispensable, as it is recited in the pardon. he salutes mr Johnson with assurances of sincere & friendly attachment.


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