James Jones Pardon 1865

William Jones was a planter in Columbia County, Georgia. Following the Civil War, Jones was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson on August 25, 1865. On December 5, 1865, Jones took an amnesty oath pledging to support and abide by the Constitution of the United States. This pledge was required for anyone who wished to vote or participate in the Reconstruction government.

 William Jones Pardon 1865 by Andrew Johnson. From the Georgia Historical Society Manuscript Collection. MS 449.

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