Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Corcoran, 17 October 1801

From Thomas Corcoran

the 17th of October 1801—

In the case of Thomas Leech, now in Confinement for an assault on myself, I have understood the Presedent of the United States, has expressed a determination not to pardon him, without my Consent expressed in writing. For which I feel myself much Obliged by the Presedent, Leech himself, has no claim to my Interference in his favour, but his Wife and Children, will need his assistance, perticularly as the Winter is approaching, Feeling for them, if by any means I could Contribute to their Happiness, If it Should please the Presedent, to remit the fine, and further Imprisonment, it will meet the approbation of his Obedient Servt

Thos. Corcoran

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Oct. from Georgetown and so recorded in SJL.

For the assault case against Thomas Leach, see Gean Leach to TJ, 17 July. TJ issued him a pardon on 21 Oct., ordering that all proceedings against Leach be halted upon his paying the costs of the prosecutions (FC in Lb in DNA: RG 59, GPR).

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