Pardon of Thomas O. Moore from President Andrew Johnson, Jan. 15, 1867 [Digital Version]

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United States. President (1865-1869: Johnson), Pardon of Thomas O. Moore from President Andrew Johnson, Jan. 15, 1867 (January 15, 1867)

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Title: Pardon of Thomas O. Moore from President Andrew Johnson, Jan. 15, 1867 [Digital Version]
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Author: United States. President (1865-1869: Johnson)
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Source(s): United States. President (1865-1869: Johnson), Pardon of Thomas O. Moore from President Andrew Johnson, Jan. 15, 1867 (January 15, 1867)
Source Identifier: Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection, MS 256, Box 2 folder 70, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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  • Legal documents
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876
  • Amnesty--United States
  • United States--History--1865-1898
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana
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  • United States (nation)
  • Louisiana (state)


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Andrew Johnson
President of the United States of America,
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting:

Whereas, Thomas O. Moore,
of Louisiana, by taking part in the
late rebellion against the Government of the United States, has
made himself liable to heavy pains and penalties.

And whereas, the circumstances of his case render him a
proper object of Executive clemency.

Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Andrew Johnson,
President of the Uniter States of America, in consideration of the premises,
divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, do
hereby grant to the said Thomas O. Moore
a full pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed,
arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion
conditioned as follows:

1st. This pardon to be of no effect until the said
Thomas O. Moore shall take the oath prescribed
in the Proclamation of the President, dated May 29th, 1865.

2nd. To be void and of no effect if the said Thomas
O. Moore shall hereafter, at any time, acquire any
property whatever in slaves, or make use of slave labor.


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3rd. That the said Thomas O. Moore first
pay all costs which may have accrued in any proceedings institute
or pending against his person or property before the date of the
acceptance of this warrant.

4th. That the said Thomas O. Moore shall
not, by virtue of this warrant, claim any property or the proceeds
pf any property that has been sold by the order, judgment, or
decree of a court under the confiscation laws of the United States.

5th.That the said Thomas O. Moore shall
notify the Secretary of State, in writing, that he has received and
accepted the foregoing pardon.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and caused
the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this
fifteenth day of January
A.S. 1867, and of the Independence of the
United States the Ninety first.


Andrew Johnson
By the President:
William H. Seward Secretary of State

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