By the President of the United States of America. Published: Washington; War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1865. Condition: Very good (please see full item description for details).
Description: Single leaf, 5 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches, possibly originally issued with two leaves, the second being blank. 1.5 pages of text, signed in print by Lincoln, William Seward, and E.
Faint folding creases; near fine. Issued March 11, 1865, this was the second of two general amnesties issued by the President during the Civil War.These proclamations were intended to bring deserters and draft evaders back into the fold and encourage loyalty to the Union. Those who did not would have their citizenship revoked and were subject to court-martial (with penalties as severe as death). This second proclamation offered the same basic terms, but allowed deserters 60 days to return to duty. Condition Descriptions Defined: We grade our books and dust jackets using the traditional language of the antiquarian book trade. In brief: Fine is the highest grade and means essentially as new, without visible faults or defects; Near Fine means approaching fine, but with one or more very minor defects or faults, which will be noted; Very Good means the book shows some general (but not too offensive) signs of wear and use, which will be noted; Good means the book is complete and intact, but has more wear or some internal markings. Any ex-library book will be graded no higher than Good, even if it is otherwise a very nice copy. Again, all flaws will be noted. We rarely offer any books in Fair or Poor condition, but if we do, the reasons for the grade will be evident from the photo(s) and description. Please notify us in advance of any return. About us: Walkabout Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "walkaboutbooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.