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" shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases of impeachment;" and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have for a long time been subverted, and... "
General Orders - Page 1
by United States. Army. Department of the Gulf (1862-1865). - 1862
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 2 1859-1865 (LOA #46)

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1989 - 800 pages
...Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, in and by the Constitution of the United...and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have for a long time been subverted, and many persons have committed...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1863
...disenthralled, regenerated, enlarged, and perpetuated. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. DECEMBER 8, 1863. PROCLAMATION. Whereas, in and by the Constitution of the United...and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have for a long time been subverted, and many persons have committed...
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The Presidential Clemency Program: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

1975 - 255 pages
...December 8, 1863, he disclaimed necessity for the authorization.19 He began his proclamation by saying : "Whereas in and by the Constitution of the United...President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons . . ." and very plainly showed that he based his authority to grant the proclamation upon the...
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Code of Federal Regulations

Administrative law - 1953
...FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE JUNE 25, 1950 WHEREAS the Constitution of the. United States provides that the President "shall have power to grant reprieves...United States, except in cases of impeachment"; and ' Proc. 2866, 3 CFR, 1949 Supp., p. 54. WHEREAS there have entered, enrolled in, or been inducted into...
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HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION

THOMAS P. KETTELL - 1866
...for the revolted States, which is fully set forth in the following proclamation : — PROCLAMATION. " Whereas, In and by the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that th« President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States,...
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