Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Christopher Church, 22 July 1805

on or before 22 July 1805

To the President of the
United States

The Humble Petition of Christopher Church now in the Jail of Washington County in the District of Columbia—

Humbly Sheweth that your Petitioner is confined for his fine and fees, under a prosecution for Theft, which he was guilty of while in a state of intoxication

The Hone. the Judges of the Circuit Court at December term last Sentanced him to receive twenty stripes, which he has received, And pay a fine of twenty dollars which sum he is unable to pay,

Wherefore your Petitioner prays that you will be pleased to grant him a pardon, remiting him his fine and fees, And in future the conduct of your Petitioner shall be to improve his time, and amend his life. And as in duty bound will for ever pray—

Christopher Church

his × Mark

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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