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

Washington, DC: Post Office Department, September 3, 1867. Broadside proclamation, 14 x 8 1/2 inches, signed in type by Andrew Johnson, countersigned in type by Secretary of State William H. Seward. At the head of the tile is a short printed note, signed in type by Postmaster General Alex. W. Randall, "transmitting" the proclamation on September 10, 1867. This reconstruction era proclamation describes 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 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 enjoins "officers of the army and the 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." American Presidency Project Proclamation 166. We have been able to trace but one copy for this Post Office transmittal (South Carolina]. OCLC records two copies transmitted by the Treasury Department (New York Historical Society, though imperfect, and North Carolina). American Antiquarian Society also has a copy, though it seems not to include a "transmittal" statement. Very good copy. Some old fold lines. (62026) (9786). Item #62026

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