DescriptionCivil War Oath of Amnesty Signed by County Clerk Louis Kessler. One page, 7.75" x 9.75", October 4, 1865, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas. Certifying that Philip Butz "has taken the oath of amnesty". Toned; very good.
The oath reads in part: "State of Texas, County of Comal. This is to certify that Philip Butz a citizen of Comal County has taken the oath of amnesty as prescribed in the Amnesty Proclamation of the President of the United States, and that he has been placed on the Register of the County of Comal as a voter."
After the Civil War, Louis Kessler (1838-1897) served in the Texas legislature while simultaneously serving as the mayor of New Braunfels.
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