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Eight weeks after Lincoln?s assassination, President Andrew Johnson issued a Proclamation of Amnesty ? Arkansan John Thompson signed this ?Amnesty Oath? swearing he will ?support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves??
Party Printed Document Signed ?John Thompson,? countersigned ?W.B. McNeill? as Clerk of the Circuit Court, Columbia County, Arkansas, one page, 8? x 6.25?. Columbia County, Arkansas, December 18, 1865. Completed in manuscript by McNeil. Two ink stains. Fine condition.Headed: ?Amnesty Oath, under Proclamation of the President of the United States, dated May 29, 1865.? In full, ?State of Arkansas. Columbia County. I John Thompson of Columbia County, State of Arkansas, do solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of States thereunder: and that I will in 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. [signed] John Thompson. Sworn to, and subscribed, before me, this 18th day of December 1865. [signed] W B McNeill. Clerk of
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