Bolivar County GenWeb
Peter B. Starke Amnesty Letter
To His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America
Your petitioner Peter B. Starke a citizen and resident of the County of Bolivar, in the State of Mississippi, would respectfully state that he was a Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States. He further states that he has taken the oath of amnesty proscribed in your proclamation of May 29, 1865.
Your petitioner would respectfully ask that Your Excellency grant him a special pardon. That he wishes henceforth to be and remain a law abiding citizen of the United States government, that he desires its protection, and is ready and willing to do and perform any and all of the duties required of him as a citizen thereof.
He therefore asks a favorable consideration of this his application and that he be pardoned pursuant to your proclamation above referred to. That he is now under parole.
/s/ P. B. Starke