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Doc. 32.-Amnesty proclamation. By the President of the United States of America. Proclamation. Washington, December 8, 1863. whereas, in and by the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that the President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases for impeachment; and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have, for a long time, been subverted, and many persons
said States, or in any of them; and, while the mode presented is the best the Executive can suggest, with his present impressions, it must not be understood that no other possible mode would be acceptable.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington,
[seal.] the eighth day of December, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-eighth. Abraham Lincoln. By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State.