Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jacob Wagner, 1 September 1806

Monticello Sep. 1. 06.

Th: Jefferson with his compliments to mr Wagner, returns him the pardon of Joseph Barnaby, signed. at the same time the case has so entirely escaped his recollection that he does not retain one trace of it; and having sent, as he supposes, because he usually does it, all the papers to be filed in the office, he has no means of refreshing his memory. if there were, among the papers, a recommendation of the judges for a pardon, Th:J. wishes mr Wagner to issue the pardon: but if there were not, he prays him to send him back the papers for re-examination, & in the mean time to keep up the pardon.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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