|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. President.|
|Title:||Travis Archibald Davis Weaver 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.
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.
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.
Material was acquired from T.A.D. Weaver's grandson.
[Identification of item], Travis Archibald Davis Weaver pardon, MS 847, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of J. Calvin Weaver, 1957.
Collection is open for research.
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|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.|