Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Matthew Harrison pardon, 1865

image 2 of 2
more information: digital collection

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

3d. That the said Mathew Harrison first pay all costs which may have accrued in any proceedings instituted or pending against his person or property, before the date of the acceptance of this warrant. 4th. That the said Mathew Harrison shall not, by virtue of this warrant, claim any property or the proceeds of any property that has been sold by the order, judgment, or decree of a court under the confiscation laws of the United States. 5th. That the said Mathew Harrison shall notify the secretary of State, in writing, that he has received and accepted the foregoing pardon. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this ninth day of September A. D. 1865, and of the Independence of the United States the ninetieth. By the President: Andrew Johnson William H Seward Secretary of State.