the States of Georgia,The insurrection declared at an end in certain States of the Union. South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida is at an end, and is henceforth to be so regarded.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this second day of April, in the year of our Lord [seal.] one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninetieth.
By the President:
No. 2. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Jmw 6, 186% A PROCLAMATION. Wnumms it has become known to me that certain evil-disposed persons have, P¤'¤¤ml>l¤- within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, begun and set on foot and have provided and prepared and are still engaged in providing and preparing means for a military expedition and enterprise, which expedition and enterprise is to be carried on from the territory and jurisdiction of the United States against colonies, districts and peo le of British North America within the dominions of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Ireland, with which said colonies, districts and people and Kingdom the United States are at peace; And whereas the proceedings aforesaid constitute a. hi h misdemeanor, forbidden by the laws of the United States as well as by the Iaw of nations : Now, therefore, for the purpose of preventing the oarryin on of the unlawful All cm26U! expedition and enterprise aforesaid from the territory and jurisdiction of the $$25: i?::;" United States and to maintain the public peace, as well as the national honor, tmmy gw_ and enforce obedience and respect to the laws of the United States, I, ANDREW Jomvsou, President of the United States, do admonish and warn all good citizens of the United States against taking part in or in anywise aiding, countenancing or abetting said unlawiul proceedings; and I do exhort all judges, magistrates, marshals and officcrs in the service of the United States to employ all their lawful authority and power to prevent and defeat the aforesaid unlawful plroceedings, and to arrest and bring to justice all persons who may be engaged t erein. And pursuant to the act of Congress in such case made and provided, I do Mi§jor·GeneraJ furthermore authorize and empower Major—General George G. Meade, Com- Mw ° °“*h°Y‘ mander of the Military Division of the Atlantic, to employ the land and naval tgsygizy forces of the United States and the militia thereof, to arrest and prevent the ,,,,,,);,,,1,,,,, my setting on foot and carrying on the expedition and entexéprise aforesaid. prevent the In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand an caused the seal of the ¤¤¤‘yi¤g 0H H10 United States to be allixed. °“t°rP"S°· Done at the city of Washington, this sixth day of June. in the year of [SEAL.] our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, and of the Independence of the United States the ninetieth. ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President: WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.