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Tennessee Amnesty Oath for Henry Young

Auction:
3075B
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Discovery - 3075B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 09, 2018 4:00PM

Description:

Tennessee Amnesty Oath for Henry Young, Rhea County, October 1865, taken in the field.

Note: In May 1865, following a similar action by President Lincoln in late 1863, President Johnson established procedures for the amnesty of former Confederates. Johnson's proclamation demanded that applicants swear to defend the Constitution and the union of the states and to respect all laws regarding emancipation and slavery passed during the Civil War. While the offer of amnesty applied to most former Confederates, it excluded fourteen categories of people, including West Point graduates who had fought for the "pretended Confederate States," political leaders of the rebellion, and those who had mistreated prisoners of war. Those granted amnesty had all of their property rights "except in slaves" restored.
Estimate $250-350


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Keywords

Johnson, Henry Young, Lincoln, 19th century in the United States, 2nd millennium, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Amnesty, Confederate States of America, Economic history of the United States, Emancipation Proclamation, Law, Pardons for ex-Confederates

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