Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Missing Presidential Pardon of James Madison

4th President of the United States, 1809-1817

The following pardon was stolen from the National Archives-Philadelphia by  Shawn Aubitz in 2002. It was signed by the President of the United States, then docketed and filed by a U.S. District Court in the mid-Atlantic Region. It is not the Presidential Authority to the Secretary of State to Affix the Seal to a Warrant for Pardon.


Pardoned: James Tomkins on June 20, 1812

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Tomkins was convicted of counterfeiting certificates of stock of the United States. Signed by President James Madison and Secretary of State James Monroe.