James Madison Papers

Presidential Proclamation, 5 November 1810 (Abstract)

§ Presidential Proclamation

5 November 1810, Washington. JM issues a “full and entire pardon” to all deserters from the U.S. Army and Navy who have taken shelter in West Florida and who, desirous of returning to duty, “shall within Six months from the date hereof surrender themselves to the Commanding officer of any military post … or to any Commanding officer in the Naval service.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, PPR). 1 p.

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