Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Christopher Ellery, 27 January 1803

From Christopher Ellery

Jan. 27th. 1803

C. Ellery has the honor to present to the President of the United States the petition of Nathaniel Ingraham—to which he begs the attention of the President—C. Ellery will be happy to furnish every information in his power, at any moment; confident that the petitioner is a real object for mercy—

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. and “Ingraham’s petn.”

For earlier correspondence regarding nathaniel ingraham, a Rhode Island mariner convicted by a federal court of engaging in the slave trade, see Vol. 37:199–200, 648; Vol. 38:606.

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