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Record Group Number: 001025
Series/Collection Number: .S 1301
Creator: National Archives Microfilm Publications.
Title, Dates: Case files of applications from former Confederates for presidential pardons : amnesty papers, 1865-1867.
Amount: 1.00 microfilm reel 35 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Summary:     This microfilm publication consists of applications for pardon, submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates from the State of Florida who were excluded from the provisions of his amnesty proclamation of May 29, 1865.  The majority of applications are unsworn statements by petitioners, but there is a large number of statements sworn before a magistrate.  Included with each application is an oath of allegiance signed by the petitioner and in many cases, recommendations from prominent citizens for clemency or letters from relatives or friends containing pleas for compassion.  The individual files often contain considerable information on a pardon applicant's background, his activities during the war years, and his attitude in defeat.
    Filed at the end of the alphabetically arranged records are miscellaneous files relating to the business of pardoning.
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Reproduction Note: Microfilm.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: National Archives, Washington, D.C., from the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917, Record Group 94.
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Publication Note: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1003.
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Subject Access Fields: Reconstruction Florida
Amnesty United States
Pardon Florida
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
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