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    [Civil War]. Confederate Officer William Allison Documents (4) Related to his Parole. Four documents relating to the parole and discharge of prisoner of war Captain William H. Allison:

    Amnesty Oath Signed "Wm H. Allison." One partially printed page, 8.25" x 5", Richmond, Virginia; August 14, 1865. A signed oath, No. 571, swearing to "henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder, and that I will, in the 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."

    Oath Certification Signed "Wm H. Allison." One partially printed page, 8.25" x 5", Richmond, Virginia; August 14, 1865. A signed document, No. 571, certifying that the President's amnesty oath was signed and recorded.

    Discharge Special Orders. One partially printed page, 8.5" x 7", Johnson's Island, Ohio; June 18, 1865. Special Orders No. 8, discharging Captain Allison from the Military Prison at Johnson's Island, to be furnished with transportation home by rail or steamboat.

    William Allison Pardon Petition. One page, 8" x 10.25", Richmond, Virginia; August 10, 1865. Written in an unknown hand is a petition to Abraham Lincoln, which reads in full:

    "To His Excellency The President of the United States. I, Wm H. Allison of the City of Richmond, State of Virginia, age 28 years, by occupation a Salesman, Late Captain in Confederate States Army, respectfully petition for pardon, being liable to confiscation under the 13th section of your proclimation [sic] of May 29th 1865. I took the oath of Allegiance on the 18th day of June, also taken the oath prescribed in your proclimation [sic] of May the 29th 1865 a copy of which I enclose. Respectfully your obt srvt, Wm H Allison.

    This day Wm H Allison, personally appears before me a Notary Public for this city of Richmond & county of Henrico and made oath to the truth of the statements made in the above petition. Thos J Bagby Notary Public for City of Richmond & County of Henrico."

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, uneven toning throughout, and scattered soiling in places. Some weaknesses at folds have caused small separations. Overall very fine.

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