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William Jones pardon

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. President (1865-1869 : Johnson)
Title: William Jones pardon
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0449

Biographical/Historical Note

After the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln, President Andrew Johnson offered most Confederate soldiers the chance for pardon in exchange for their allegiance to the United States. This pardon allowed all those who swore loyalty oaths to vote and hold office. Many Confederate veterans sought a pardon in part to protect their lands from confiscation by the government.

William Jones was a planter in Columbia County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a pardon for William Jones of Columbia County, Georgia, August 21, 1865, stamped with President Andrew Johnson's signature. Jones' Amnesty Oath, dated December 5, 1865, is pasted into the pardon.

Index Terms

Columbia County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America--History.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
Jones, William, b. approximately 1802.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Jones pardon, MS 449, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Container List

Item 1: Pardon to William Jones of Columbia County, Georgia, 1865 August 21 ( 2.0 p. ). View images: 1 | 2.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
President Andrew Johnson's signature is by rubber stamp. Jones' Amnesty Oath, December 5, 1865, is pasted in the Pardon.