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John W Dancy, Application for Spec Pardon, 13th Exception

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Date: 2 Sep 1865 [unknown]
Location: Fayette County, Texasmap
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John W Dancy
Application for Spec Pardon
13th Exception


March 19 ’66
Executive Office
Austin, Texas 12 Feby 1866
I respectfully recommend the Pardon prayed for in the within petition.
A. J. Hamilton
Provl Gov. Texas

  • Petition
To his Excellency Andrew Johnson
President of United States
Your petitioner John W Dancy a citizen of the County of Fayette in the State of Texas would most respectfully xx unto your Excellency that he was born in the County of Greensville in the State of Virginia, that he immigrated to the State of Texas in the year 1836 and is now fifty-five years of age, that he had resided in the South all his life and belonged to the Democratic party, that he frankly and freely admits when the succession question made he was an advocate of that measure and voted in common with a majority of his party for the ordinance of succession, that the war being now over he is anxious and willing to make a loyal citizen of the United States if permitted to do so.
He further represents that he has taken the oath of amnesty presented by your proclamation of 29 May 1865 and that he has not persecuted union men in this State nor out of it, that he comes within the 13th exception of your proclamation of May the 29th 1865 excepting those from general amnesty the estimated value of whose property is twenty thousand dollars, and that he comes within no other exception of said proclamation.
He further represents that he accepts the situation and has no wish as desire to. thwart the government of the United States, and desires that the government may be prosperous and good feeling once more restored between the discordant elements of our nation.
The xx considered your petitioner would most respectively ask your Excellency to grant to him a free and full pardon for all acts done by him during the time his State was engaged in rebellion against the government of the United States
JW Dancy

  • Amnesty Oath certificate
I, John. W. Dancy, do swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will will hereafter faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States, and the union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and support all Laws and Proclamations which have been made during the existing Rebellion reference to the Emancipation of Slavery, so help me God.
Sworn and Subscribed to before me this 2nd day of Sept A. D. 1865 at LaGrange, Texas
W. B. Pence (unsure)
Chief Justice Fayette County


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