March 13. 1807
Whereas by the sentence of a general court martial, held at Belle Fountain on the Missouri in the month of February 1806, of which Colonel Thomas Hunt was president, Major Bruff, of the Regiment of Artillerists, was deprived of his pay and emoluments for one year. Now therefore I Thomas Jefferson President of the United States, do by virtue of the authority in me vested, direct that the forfeiture of the pay & emoluments by said sentence incurred, be remitted; and that the said Bruff receive the sums as though no such sentence had ever been passed—
Signed Th: Jefferson
MoSHi: Bruff Papers.
October 20th. 1808.
I certify that the within document is a true copy of the original in the possession of Majr. Bruff, having carefully compared the same, and being well acquainted with the signature of Thomas Jefferson President of the U’States.