Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Isaac Wilbour, 27 February 1808

Washington City 27th. Feby. 08—


The Presidents Note of this Day came duly to Hand,

I understand Mr. Topham to be now in Prison, & am the more confirmed in that opinion, when I consider Mr. Topham to have been committed to Prison, under a Judgment obtained in part in favor of the United States.

In which case it would seem impossible that the Statute of an Individual State could any more opperate to a discharge of Imprisonment, than a discharge of the Sum due from the person, which was the occasion of his being so imprisoned

Your obt. Servt

I: Wilbour

DNA: RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.

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