Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Louis Le Fevre, 23 January 1806

Jany. 23th. 1806

To the President of the United States.

The petition of Louis Le Fevre, most respectfully represents,    That your petitioner has been confined in the Prison of Washington County, in the District of Columbia, Since the 17th. day of May last.

That at the Circuit Court held for Said County in July term 1803 your petitioner was tried on a presentment, of admitting Gambling within his house, & was Sentenced to pay a fine of 25 Dollars, & Costs to the Amount of 74.25 Dollars, exclusive of Joal fees, All or any part of which your petitioner is utterly unable to pay, & must remain here untill your Excellancy is pleas’d to liberate him.

Your Petitioner therefore prays, that Your Excellancy will remit his fine and fees, & restore him to Liberty, and his future observance of the Laws, Shall be mark’d with that attachment to order, which distinguishes the Gratefull Supplicant, & the good Citizen.

And as in duty bound he will ever pray

Your Petitioner

Louis Le fevre

I do hereby Certify that the facts as stated in the aforegoing petition are true—

John W Pratt Deputy


January 23 1805 1806

In Consequence of the Within Petition and Statement We the Undersigned Judges do respectfully recommend to the President of the United States to Grant the said Petition

W Kilty.

W. Cranch.

N; Fitzhugh

Let a pardon issue

Th: Jefferson

Jan. 24. 06.

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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