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From Thomas Jefferson to David Leonard Barnes, 24 February 1804

To David Leonard Barnes

Washington Feb. 24. 04.

Sir

I thank you for the trouble you have been so good as to take in Ingraham’s case. it has given more than I had meant, as I should have been perfectly satisfied with your opinion alone. I now return the letter which you desired to have again. I have ordered a pardon as to whatsoever appurtains to the US. leaving the interests of the prosecutor untouched. accept my respectful salutations and assurances of great consideration.

Th: Jefferson

RC (CtY); addressed: “The honble David L. Barnes Providence”; franked; postmarked 23 Feb. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with notation “Ingraham’s case.” Enclosure not found, but see Barnes to TJ, 9 Feb.

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