Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Kilty, 26 October 1804

October 26: 1804

We the undersigned Judges beg leave humbly to represent to the president of the United States that when the Case of the within-named Thomas Duffy alias Thomas Rustick was stated for the purpose of obtaining a pardon, we were under an impression from Memory that he had been convicted of petit Larceny only.—Had it occurred to us that he was confined on any other Charge, we would have recommended a general pardon—We presume that his further imprisonment will be very injurious to his large & helpless Family who depend on his Labours for their Support

W Kilty

N Fitzhugh

[Order by TJ:]

Nov. 20. 1804.

Let a pardon issue

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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