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Governor Philip F. Thomas Proclamation

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Identifier: SC-MS-074
Scope and Contents Philip Francis Thomas, the Governor of Maryland, issued a proclamation that Thursday, November 23, 1848 was a "day of thanksgiving to ALMIGHTY GOD, to be kept and observed by the good people of the State of Maryland..." The document bears no official seal but it is dated October 13, 1848. The lower left-hand corner does include the statement: By the Governor, R.C. Hollyday, Secretary of State.
Dates: 1848 November 23

Stephen Graham Presidential Pardon

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Identifier: SC-MS-006
Scope and Contents On August 21, 1865, President Andrew Johnson pardoned Stephen Graham of Duplin County, North Carolina, for “taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States…” Signed in Washington D.C., by Johnson and his Acting Secretary of State, it was a “full pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion.”Amnesty was to take effect on the day Graham took the loyalty oath prescribed in the...
Dates: 1865 May 29

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