Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Kilty, 13 October 1804

[on or before 13 Oct. 1804]

To The President of the United States

The Petition of Henny Day humbly Shewith That your Petitioner was Convicted at July Term 1804 of Keeping a disorderly House and fined five dollars and directed to be imprisoned thirty days and until the fine & fees should be paid. Your Petitioner Represents that she has been kept constantly in prison from the date of the Sentence, & still is in prison being utterly unable to pay the fine & fees, and that she has no way of paying them. She therefore Respectfully prays that you will be pleased to Remit the same and direct her to be discharged and as in duty bound will pray

October 8th 1804

The Undersigned Judges of the Circuit Court of the district of Columbia, believing that the Petitioner is unable to pay her fine and that the imprisonment She has undergone has been of Sufficient duration for the punishment of her offence, do respectfully recommend a Compliance with her Petition

W Kilty

W. Cranch.

[Order by TJ:]

Oct. 14. 04.

Let a pardon issue

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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