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Proclamation on Army Deserters, 15 October 1807

By the President of the United States of America,

A Proclamation.

Whereas information has been received that a number of individuals who have deserted from the Army of the United States, and sought shelter without the jurisdiction thereof, have become sensible of their offence, and are desirous of returning to their duty, a full pardon is hereby proclaimed to each and all of such individuals as shall within four months from the date hereof surrender themselves to the Commanding Officer of any military post within the United States, or the territories thereof.

In Testimony whereof I have caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the City of Washington the Fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seven; and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Thirty Second.

Th: Jefferson

By the President,

James Madison Secretary of State.

PHi: Daniel Parker Papers.

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