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Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0056

In this document, President Andrew Johnson pardons Hannah W. Swan of Knox County for her rebellion against the United States of America on the conditions that she take the oath given in the May 29, 1865 Proclamation of the President, never owns slaves nor uses slave labor, pays all costs from any previous legal proceedings, doesn't attempt to recover any property seized by the government during the Civil War, and notifies the Secretary of State in writing that she has received and accepted the pardon.

Dates

  • 1865 October 27

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

In this document, President Andrew Johnson pardons Hannah W. Swan of Knox County for her rebellion against the United States of America on the conditions that she take the oath given in the May 29, 1865 Proclamation of the President, never owns slaves nor uses slave labor, pays all costs from any previous legal proceedings, doesn't attempt to recover any property seized by the government during the Civil War, and notifies the Secretary of State in writing that she has received and accepted the pardon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hannah Wells Crozier was born on April 22, 1817, in Tennessee. She married William Swan (1789-1859) on November 11, 1847, in Knox County, Tennessee. Although William Swan is listed as a lawyer on the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, he and his wife owned between thirteen and twenty-eight slaves prior to the Civil War. William Swan died before the war began, but Hannah Swan sided with the Confederacy. She received a presidential pardon after the war, and continued to live in Knoxville until her death on August 12, 1878. Both she and her husband are buried in Knoxville's Old Gray Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480