BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. A PROCLAMATION. [followed by 12 paragraphs of text]

[Washington: Post Office Department, 1867]. Broadside, 14 x 8.5 in., old folds. A very good example, signed in type by both Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Prefaced by a short printed note from Postmaster General Alex W. Randall, dated Sept. 10, 1867, transmitting the President's official Proclamation of the third day of September 1867, and calling attention to its requirements.
This Reconstruction era proclamation mentions some recent unrest in the States of North and South Carolina "hindering and preventing for a time a proper enforcement there of the laws of the United States, and of the judgments and decrees of a lawful court thereof, in disregard of the command of the President of the United States." It warns "all persons against obstructing or hindering in any manner whatsoever the faithful execution of the Constitution and the laws" and commands "all officers of the Government, civil and military, to render due submission and obedience to said laws... [and] enjoin[s] upon the officers of the army and navy to assist and sustain the courts and other civil authorities of the United States in a faithful administration of the laws thereof... and to preserve unimpaired the integrity of the national Union." Item #62026

This Post Office Dept. copy not found on OCLC. Two copies of the Proclamation, transmitted by the Treasury Dept., are recorded at NY Hist. Soc., and at UNC-Chapel Hill. AAS also has a copy, but it is unclear which issue.

Price: $1,000.00

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