|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. President (1865-1869 : Johnson)|
|Title:||William Jones pardon|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
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.
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.
[Identification of item], William Jones pardon, MS 449, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|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.|