Travis Archibald Davis Weaver pardon
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Travis Archibald Davis Weaver pardon

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. President.
Title: Travis Archibald Davis Weaver pardon
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0847

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.

Travis Archibald Davis Weaver (1801-1887) was born in Halifax County, North Carolina and died in Thomasville, Georgia. He was a planter and judge of the Inferior Court of Upson County.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a pardon and amnesty for T.A.D. Weaver. Dated Washington, September 16, 1865, it is stamped with President Andrew Johnson's signature and is signed by W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State. The document bears the seal of the United States.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. President.
Weaver, Travis Archibald Davis, 1801-1887.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from T.A.D. Weaver's grandson.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Travis Archibald Davis Weaver pardon, MS 847, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Calvin Weaver, 1957.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Pardon and amnesty of T.A.D. Weaver. Washington, 1865 September 16 ( 2.0 p. D. ) View online.
Signed by Andrew Johnson, President (rubber stamp) and W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State. Bears the seal of the United States.