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Memorandum from James Iredell to Thomas Burke concerning pardons
Iredell, James, 1751-1799
August 30, 1781
Volume 22, Page 582

ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S OPINION RELATIVE TO PARDONS.

Halifax County, Aug. 30th, 1781.

His Excellency Thomas Burke, Esquire, Governor, &c.

Sir:

Your Excellency having been pleased to desire my opinion whether a pardon can legally be granted by any offence before a prosecution began, I do myself the Honor to submit to your Excellency that it is clearly my opinoin that it may. I am, with great respect, Sir,

Your Excellency’s most Humble and Obed’t Serv’t,
JAS. IREDELL, Att. Genl.