PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT
Head-Quarters Cavalry Corps M.D.M.
Macon, May 8 th, 1865.
The following Proclamation is published for the information and government
of the command:
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT.
Whereas it appears from evidence in the Bureau of Military Justice, that the
atrocious murder of the late President and the attempted murder of the Hon.
William H. Seward, Secretary of State, was incited and concerted by and
between Jeff. Davis, late of Richmond and Jacob Thompson, Clement C.
Clay, Beverly Tucker, George N. Sanders, W. C. Cleary and others, rebels
and traitors against the Government of the United States, harbored in Canada.
Now, therefore, to the end that justice may be done.
I, ANDREW JOHNSON, President of the United States, do offer for the arrest
of said persons, or either of them, within the limits of the United States, that
they be brought to trial, the following reward: $100,000 for the arrest of Jeff.
Davis: $100,000 for the arrest of Clement C. Clay; $100,000 for the arrest of
Jacob Thompson, late of Mississippi; $25,000 for the arrest of Geo. N.
Sanders; $25,000 for the arrest of Beverly Tucker; and $10,000 for the arrest
of W. C. Cleary, late Clerk of C.C.
The Provest Marshal General of the United States is directed to cause a
description of said persons, with notice of the above rewards, to be published.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, 2d day of May, in
the year of our Lord, 1865, and of Independence of the United States of America
(Signed) ANDREW JOHNSON.
W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State.
In order to secure the arrest of the above named parties, the greatest activity
and vigilance is enjoined upon the officers and men of the Cavalry Corps.
By command of Brívít Maj. Gen. Wilson.
E.B. Beaumont, Major & A.A. Gen.
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