DEPT. OF STATE PARDON & OATH OF ALLEGIANCE FOR VIRGINIAN:

Four related documents concerning Samuel P. Wilson, of Pittsylvania County. Total of 4 pages, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4. Two of the documents are imprinted United States Department of State forms filled out in ink.

#1: Imprinted form, filled out in ink. United States Of America. Department of State. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: I Certify, That the document hereunto annexed is a true copy of the original on file in this Department. In Testimony Whereof, I William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Seal of the Department of State to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this twenty sixth day of October A.D. 1865, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Ninetieth. William H. Seward. [the Seward signature is stamped]. The document has a vignette of spread winged eagle and shield at top, with red embossed Department of State seal and blue ribbon affixed at left. Couple of small archival tape repairs.

#2: Imprinted document, filled out in ink. Pittsylvania, Va., October 23, 1865. Honorable William H. Seward, Secretary of State. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the President's Warrant of Pardon bearing the date 15 July 1865, and hereby signify my acceptance of the same, with all the conditions therein specified.
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