758 APPENDIX. scribed hy the act of congress approved on the thirteenth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty·0ne, and the persons on board of her to such penalties as may be incurred, pursuant to the laws of war, for trading or attempting to trade with an enemy. Belligen-ent And I, Aunnmw Jomrsou, President of the United States, do hereby declare Tl8ms d*°*“°“'°d· and make known that the United States of America do, henceforth, disallow to all persons trading, or attem ting to trade, in any ports of the United States in violation of the laws thereof: all pretence of belligerent rights and privileges; and I give notice that from the date of this Proclamation, all such offenders will be held and dealt with as pirates. Certain resme- It is also ordered that all restrictions u n trade heretofore imposed in the tions upon trade territory of the United States east of the hlllississippi River, save those relating ""m°"d· to contraband of war, to the reservation of the rights of the United States to property purchased in the territory of an enemy, and to the twenty-five per cent. upon purchases of cotton, be removed. All provisions of the internal revenue law will be carried into efect under the proper officers. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-second day of May, in the [1.. s.] year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-ninth. ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President: W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary of State. N0. 37. )lay•29, 1865. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. Preamble. WHEREAS the President of the United States, on the Sth day of Decem- Amew PP- 737· ber, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-tl1ree, and on the 26th day of March, HL A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, did, with the object to suppress the existing rebellion, to induce all persons to return to their loyalty, and to restore the authority of the United States, issue proclamations offering amnesty and pardon to certain persons who had directly or by implication participated in the said rebellion ; and whereas many persons who had so engaged in said rebellion have, since the issuance of said proclamations, failed or neglected to take the benefits offered thereby; and whereas many persons who have been justly deprived of all claim to amnesty and pardon thereunder, by reason of their participation, directly or by implication, in said rebellion, and continued hostility to the government of the United States since the date of said proclamations, now desire to apply for and obtain amnesty and pardon : Amnesty and To the end, therefore, that the authority of the government of the United States PMd<>¤ H*`¤¤t¢d» may be restored, and that peace, order, and freedom may be established, I, AN— °x°°P*» &°· mzmw Jomrson, President of the United States, do proclaim and declare that I hereby grant to all persons who have, directly or indirectly, participated in the existing rebellion, except as hereinafter excepted, amnesty and pardon, with restoration of all rights of propert ·, except as to slaves, and except in cases where legal proceedings, under the laws of the United States providing for the confiscation of property of persons engaged in rebellion, have been instituted ; but upon the condition, nevertheless, that every such person shall take and subscribe the following oath, (or affirmation,) and thenceforward keep and maintain said oath inviolate g and which oath shall be registered for permanent preservation, and shall be of the tenor and eifect following, to wit : Form of oath. “I, —-—-——-·, do solemnly swear, (or ailirm,) in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and_defend the Constitution of the United States, and the union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by, and faithfully sup ort all laws, and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves. So help me God.” Classes of The following classes of persons are excepted from the benefits of this Proc— x>·¤=<>¤¤ <>¤¤•=1•*¤d· Imation : —-
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