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  • Letter from S. Trumbell to Abraham Lincoln, with Response

    This letter contains a brief recommendation from S. Trumbell regarding another letter writer. This other writer was likely a Confederate, possibly a soldier seeking to be released from prison. The oath Lincoln refers to was in the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, which Lincoln issued on December 8, 1863. This proclamation allowed for the pardon of all but high ranking Confederates. Lincoln approved the discharge in this case.

  • Fragment of Correspondence between Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln

    Fragment from Andrew Johnson saying "8th of December 1863." Lincoln refers to the oath and approves the discharge of the un-named man. They are referring to the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, which Lincoln issued on December 8, 1863. This proclamation allowed for the pardon of all but high ranking Confederates.