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Amnesty Oath, under Proclamation of the President of the United States, dated May 29, 1865


El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, September 6, 1865


I, Jefferson Wilkerson, of Bolivar County, State of Mississippi, do solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect the Constitution of the United States and the Union of States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion, with reference to the emancipation of slaves, so help me God.

/s/ Jefferson Wilkerson



Sworn to and subscribed before me, P. Beeman, clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Union, State of Arkansas.

Witness my hand and Seal of Office, in El Dorado, on this 6th day of September, 1865.


/s/ P. Beeman, Clerk



Jefferson Wilkerson


Bolivar County, Mississippi

November 3, 1866


To HIs Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States



The undersigned a citizen of Bolivar County Mississippi having been implicated in the late rebellion against the government of the United States, not however to the extent of bearing arms or holding office under the so called Confederate Government; and having taken the oath of allegiance to the United States and resolved to abide faithfully by the same, respectfully requests from Your Excellency the Executive Pardon for the offenses so committed. The undersigned is the owner of taxable property beyond the value of twenty thousand dollars and comes within no other exception of Your Excellency's Proclamation.

Referring to the accompanying certificates the undersigned subscribed himself.


Very Respectfully,

/s/ Jefferson Wilkerson



Bolivar County, Mississippi


Filed December 26, 1866

Received by ex-Governor Sharkey


I recommend a pardon in this case.

/s/ Henry Stanbery (?) Attorney General

December 29, 1866


Pardoned December 29, 1866


To be sent to Wallace Wood, Oxford, Mississippi


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