Matthew Harrison pardon, 1865
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Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: Whereas, Mathew Harrison of Loudon County, Virginia, by taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States, has made himself liable to heavy pains and penalties, And whereas, the circumstances of his case under him a proper object of Executive clemency, Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, do hereby grant to the said Mathew Harrison a full pardon an amnesty for all offences by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion, conditioned as follows: 1st. This pardon to be of no effect until the said Mathew Harrison shall take the oath prescribed in the Proclamation of the President, dated May 29th, 1865.[*] 2d. To be void and of no effect if the said Mathew Harrison shall hereafter, at any time, acquire any property whatever in slaves, or make use of slave labor.