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Abraham Lincoln signed discharge note, dated Dec. 8 1864 Autograph endorsement as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” on a 3.75 x 2 clipped slip, December 8th, 1864. In full: “Let these men take oath of Dec. 8, 1863, & be discharged.” Handsomely matted and framed with portraits of Lincoln;. In good condition. On December 8, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, by which he offered full pardons to any participant in the rebellion who laid down his arms and swore a loyalty oath, agreeing to 'faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the union of all the States there under.' Lincoln signed this directive to release these men—Confederate soldiers held as prisoners of war—at a time when peace negotiations to bring about the end of the war were beginning. A desirable and historically significant piece
Abraham Lincoln Endorsement for release of Confederate PrisonersAbraham Lincoln Endorsement for release of Confederate Prisoners
Abraham Lincoln Endorsement for release of Confederate Prisoners
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