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Andrew Johnson's Presidential Pardon of Asher Ayers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1679

This collection contains a pardon dated September 20, 1865 for Asher Ayres from President Andrew Johnson for any involvement in the Southern war effort and a print of President Johnson.

Dates

  • 1865 September 20

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a pardon dated September 20, 1865 for Asher Ayres from President Andrew Johnson for any involvement in the Southern war effort and a print of President Johnson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Asher Ayres was born June 2, 1814 in Woodbridge, New Jersey to Asher and Frances Ayres. At some point he moved to Georgia where he was a merchant who aided in the Southern war effort during the Civil War. Ayres was later recommended for a pardon by Governor James Johnson. Ayres was granted the pardon by President Andrew Johnson in 1865 having fallen under President Johnson’s 13th Exception to the Amnesty Proclamation, owning more than $20,000 worth of property. Ayres was married to Mary Ann Cutter and together they had seven children. He died on October 22, 1882 in Macon, Bibb County, GA.

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