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Stephen Graham Presidential Pardon

 Collection
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 Proclamation of the President, dated May 29, 1865, and would be void if Graham later acquired slaves or made use of slave labor. The Seal of the United States is affixed next to the signatures. This pardon was registered in Book No. 24, page 381, by James M. Sprunt.

Dates

  • 1865 May 29

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use. 

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (Contains one folder.)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Chancellor William H. Wagoner on February 10, 1975. Chancellor William H. Wagoner found this pardon in Kenan House and donated it to William Madison Randall Library at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Title
Stephen Graham Presidential Pardon
Status
Completed
Author
Judith H. Davis and Deborah A Edwards
Date
1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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