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    Andrew Johnson and William Seward Signed Pardon. Three pages, 10.75" x 16.5", July 5, 1865. Mostly printed document granting L. Q. Washington "a full pardon and amnesty for all offences by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion." Washington is granted these terms under the condition he never owns another slave or participates in any form of slave trade. Andrew Johnson became the seventeenth president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He led the initial process of reconstruction in the aftermath of the American Civil War. Johnson's (and Lincoln's) secretary of state, William Seward, was best known for his acquisition of the Alaskan territory from Russia. Document does have wear and tearing along the folds making it somewhat delicate; however, the text is still as clear and easy to read. Very good condition.

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    June, 2009
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