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VOLUMP L] WINNSBORO, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1865. NUMBER 72.
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Headq'rs Dept of 8. 40.,.
IIILTON HEAD, 8. C., July 20, 1865.
Oneral Order No. 0.
1T is announced, for the in formation
and government of this lommand,
that BENJAMIN F. Fenny, of South
Carolina, has been appointed by the
President, Provisional Governor'of the
State of South Carolina, without au
thority and instructions. "at the earliest
practicable period, to prescribe such
rules and regulations as may be necefsa
ry and proper for convening a Conven.
tion, composed of delegates to be chosen
by that portion of the people of said
State who are loyal to the United
States, and no others, for the purpose of
altering or amending the Constitution
thereof ; and with authority to exercise,
within the limits of said State, all the
powers necessary and proper to enable
such loyal people of the St.te of South
Carolina to restore said State toits consti
tutional relations to the Fedo'ral Govern
ment, arId to present such a Republican
form of State Government as will enti.
tie the State to the guarantee of the
United States therefor, and its people to
protection by the United States against
invasion, insurrection and domestic vio.
lenco ; provided, that in any election
that may hereafter be held for choosing
delegates to any State Conventio as
aforesaid, no person shall be qualified as
an elector. or shall be eligible as a mem
ber of such Convention, unless he shall
have greviously taken and subscribed
the oath of amnesty, as set forth in the
President's proclamation of May 29, A.
D. 1865. and is a voter qualified as pro
scribed by the Constitution and laws of
the State of South Carolina in force ini.
mediately before the seventh (t7th) day
of November, A. D. 1860, the date of
the so-called Ordinance, of Secession ;
and the said Convention, when conven
ed, or 'the Legislature that may be
thereafter assembled, will prescribe the
qualification of electors, and the eligibili.
ty of persons to hold office under the
Constitution and laws of the State, a
power the people of the severni States
composing the Federal Union have
rightfully exercised from the origin of
the Government to the present time."
Itistherefore, ordered, that all officers
and other persons in the United States
military service, within the State of
South Carolina, aid and assist Governor
Perryin carrying into effect the forego.
ing instrnctions, and they are enjoined
to abstain from, in any way, hindering,
impeding or discouraging the loyal peo
ple of the State from the organization of
a State Government, as hereinabove au.
thorized and directed.
All orde and instructions now in
operation th ughont this Department,
whether emanating from- these hieadquar
ters, or from Headquarters Department
of the South, that are not inconsistent
with the foregoing distinctly specified
provisions of this order, will continue inl
force as heretofore, throughout the State
of South Carolina.
Every needful facility for taking the
amneso oath will be afforded by the
military authorities, on forms heretofore
supplied for that purpose.
Hereafter Provost Marshals and As.
sistant Provost'Marshals will constitute
the only military officers entitled to ad
minister the amnesty oath, a certified
copy of which will, iun .all cases, be fur
nished to the individual taking it. The
original oaths will be transmitted, semi
monthly. by the officer administering the
Pame to the Prorost'Marshal General at
these Headquarters. by wvhom they will
be recorded m a book kept for that pur
pose, rind then fo-warded to thie Secre.
tary of State.
.Person~s applying for Executive clem
ency gill send their jgetition (with a cr
tified scopy tf ihe 'Amnesty Oath at.
tached,) toth6m President,through the Pro
visional Governor.eat Greenville, So. Ca.
*Iy oonmi'and of Major General Q. A.
-W. L. Kb BUR.GER, A. A. G.
;the e~softhey~ ta qAmenesa
' $7ERElAS, thie'President of tlie
Iiember,. A. D' leObtZayo
and t 1anda
suance of said. proclamation, failed or nog
ected to.take the benefits offered thereby
. WnEnAs, Many 1ersons who have been
justly deprived of all.olaii to ainesty and
pardon thereunder by reanon of their parti
:ipation, directly or by implication, in said
rebellion and continued hostility' to the gov
>rnment of the United SI ttes since the date
>f said proclamation, now desire to apply
,or and obtain amnesty and pardon.
To the end, therefore, t hat the authority
>f the government of the United States may
b)e restored, and that peace, order and free
lommaybe established, I. A NDilEWV JOllN
SON, President of the United States, do
proclaim and declare that I hereby grant to
ill persons who bato dircetly or indirectly
particinated in the rebellion, except as
[ereinafter excepted, amniesty and pardon,
with restoration of all ri lits of property,
,xcept as to slaves, anJ except in Cases
iwhere legal proceedings. under the laws of
lie United States providing fpr the confis
:ation of property of perfons engaged in
rebellion, have been inst itited, but on the
)ondition, nevertheless, tiat every such per
ioh sihall take and subscribe the following
iath or affirmation, adtd thenceforward keep
ind maintain said oath inviolate; and which
>ath shall be registed for permanent pres.
)rvation, and shall be of tho tenor and effect
,ollowing, to-wit :
I, - , do solemnly Owear or affirm, in
presence of Almighty God, that I will hence
rortli faithfully support, protect and defnnd
he Constitution of the I'nited States, and
ie Union of the Statei thereunder, and
hat I Will, in like manner, abide by and
7althfully support all laws and proclana
ions which have been made during the ex
sting rebellion with reference to the oman
>ipation of slaves. So help mie God.
The following classes of persons are ex
septed from the benefits of this proclamia
first-All who are, or siall have been,
pretended civil or diplomatic oflicers. or
tiherwise, domestic or foreign agents of the
pretended Confederate government.
Second-All who left judicial staxtions un
ler Ohe United States to aid the rebellion.
Third.-All who shall have been military
yr naval oflicera ofsaid pretended Confede
,ate government, above the rank of Colonel
in the army or Lieutenant in the navy.
Fourth---All who left seats in Ihe Congress
)f the United States to aid in the rebellion.
Fifth-All who resigned or tendered res
ignatiops of their conmmissions in the ariny
ir navy of tho United States to evade duty
it resisting the rebellion.
Sixth-All who have trigaged In any way
In treating otherwise than lawfully nas pris
ners of war persons found in tie United
tates service, as oflicers, soldiers, seamen,
>r In other capacities.
Seventh-All persons who have been or
ire absentees from the United States for the
urpose ofaiding therebellion.
Eighth-All military and naval officers in
lie rebel service who were educated by the
overnment in the Military Academy at,
Vest Point, or the United States Naval
Ninth--All persons who held the pretend,
d offices. of Governors of States in insurrec- I
ion against. the United States.
Tehth--All persons who left their homes
within the jurisdiction and protection of the
inited States, and passed beyond the fede.
-al military lines into the so called Confeder
ite States for the purpose of aiding the re
Elet'enth-All persons who have been en
;aged in the destruction of the commerce of
he United States ulion the high seas, an-d
ill persons who have made raids into the
Anited States from Canada,or been engng
id in destroying the Commorce of the Uni
ed States upon the lakes and rivers that
e arate the British provinces from the Uni
Tweloht-All persons who, at the time
when they seek to obtain the benefits hereof
)y taking tie oati herein prescribed, are in
military, naval or civil confinement or ens
ody, or under bonds of the civil, military
>r naval authorities or agenlts of the United
3tates, as prisoners of war or persons d
ained for offences of any kind either before
>r after convlction.
Thirteenth-All persons who have volun
arily participated (n said rebellion, and the
-stimated value of whose taxable property
is over twenty thousand dollars.
Pourtfeenth--All persons who have taken
e oath of amnesty as prescriibed in the
PresIdent's proolamnation of D)ecember eight,
A. D., one thousandl eight hundred and six
Ly-three, or an oath of allegiance to the gov
trnment of the United States since the date
>f 'said proelamation, and who have not
Uheneeforward kept. and maintained the
samne InvIolate :
Provided that special application may be
smade to the Presdent. for pardon by any
person belonging to the excepted classes,
iud such elemenig will be liberally extend
id as may be consistent with the f4ots of
>f the ease and the peace and dignity of the
Thu 4eoretary of State will establish rules
tad regulations for admInistering aid re
mording the said astinesty oathx so als to int
mre Its b~nenit to' the people, and thme Goy
prn, tenf- gaInst freud,
[a tstuny *hereof, .I have hereunto set
yhand and cas e s ealof.the Uni
tt1 ates, to be ixeg4. Dptie aatli h
-! its1m tte year Qf~ ~r~n thous
Sd tiskupdzida ~ six -vaand of
* dentue. p #f OG544 the
By the Provisional Governor of the
State of South Carolina.
A PROCLAMATIONi I
W HEREAS, His Excellency, Presi
dent Johnson, has issued'his pro
clamation, appointing toe (Benjamin F.
Perry) Provisional Governor in and for the
State of South Carolina, svith power to pro.
scribe such rules and regulations as nay be
necessary and proper for convening a Con
vention of the State, composed of delegates
to be chosen by that. portion of the people of
said State who are loyal to the United
States, for the purpose of altering or amend
ing the Constitution thereof : and with au
thority to exercise within the lmits of the
State all the' powers necessary and proper
to enable such loyal people to restore said
State to its constitutional relations to the
Federal Government,'and to present such a
Republican form of State Government. as
will entitle-the State to the guarantee of the
United States therefor, and' its people to
protection by the United States against in
vasion, insurrection and domestic violence :
Now, therefore, in obedience to the pro
elamation of His Excellency, Andrew John.
son President of the United States, I, BEN
JAMIN F. .PiRRY, Provisional Governor of
the State of South Carolina, for the purpose
)f orgtnizing a .Provisional Government in
Bonth Carolina, restoring civil authority in
maid State, under the Constitution tind laws
Df the United States, do hereby proclaim
1111 declare that all civil officers in South
D'arolina, who were in'otice when the Civil
Government. of the State was suspended, in
Mlay last, (excepL those arrested or under
prosecution for trenton,) shall, on taking
the oath of allegiance prescribed in the
President's Amnesty Proclamation of the
21h day of May, 1865, resume the duties of
teir otlices and. continue to discharge them
antdor the Provisional Government till fur
ther appointments are made.
. And I do further proclaim, declare and
make known, that. it is the duty of all loyal
citizens of the State of South. Carolina to
pror.:ptly go forward and take the oath of
llegiance to the United States, before some
magistrate or military oflicer of the Federal
Uovernment, who may be qualified for ad
mtinistering oaths; and such are hereby al.
thoidzel to give certified copies thereof to
'lte persons respectively by whom they
wvere made. And such magistrates or offli
,ers are hereby required to transmit the
>riginals of such oaths, at as early a day as
any be convenient, to the Department of
state, in the city of Washington, D. C.
And I do further proclaim, declare and
take known, ltat the Managers of Eleo
ions throughout the State of South Care
Ina will hold an election for members of a
state Convention. at their respective pre
,incts, on the FIRST MONDAY IN SEP.
'EMliBEt NEXT, according to the laws of
South Carolina in force before the secession
of the State, and that each Election District
in the State shall elect as many omembers
)f the Convention as the said District tas
members of the House ot Representatives
ie basis of representation being population
ind taxation. This will give one hundred
and twenty-four members to the Convention
-a number sufficiently large to represent
Dvery portion of the Stato most fully.
Every loyal citizen who had taken the
ninesty oath, and not widhin the excepted
,lnsses in the President's proclamation,
ivill be entitled to vote, provided he was a
egal vYtor-under the Constitution as it stood
rior to the secession of South Carolina.
knt all who are within the excepted classes
nust take the oath and apply for a pardon,
n order to entitle them to vote or become
nembers of the Convention.
Tito members of the Convention thus
)lected on the first Monday in September
ioxt, are hereby requirod to convene in the
Aity of Columbia, on WEDNESDAY, the
18th day of September, 1865, for the pur
pose of altering and amending the present.
Donstitution of South Carolinas, or remodel
ing and making.a new' one, which will con
rorm to thte great ehages which have taken
place in thte State, and be more in accord
ince with Republican principles and equality
And I do futrther proclaim and make
anown, thmat the Constitution and all -laws
>f force in Seuth Carolina prior to the
tecession of the State, are hereby made of
Iorce under the Provisional Government,
>xeept wherein they may conflict with the
trotislols of this proclamation, And the
Judges . andJ Chancellors of the State. amre
mereby required to exercise . I the~ poway.
md perfovrtt all,tin da'ties wb eh. etin
o their respective offies, alt espfljs
rilmilit1 oases'. It will-be . ezpeotet f the,
peral milItary authmoritie~ now~ln Soth~
oline, (A end'tltafr .tlJI tothte clvi)
betw'f tpI'rovisIontl' rtment, fy
e-~ paiise of. enfooin theo 1Mw.' and
eservinlg tpaesa boc
dIdo fuatthel '0 an~d A 11*A
ore of freed persons will be kind to themi
and not. turn off the children or aged to
perish; and the freed men and women are
earnestly enjoined to make contracts, just
and fair, for remaining with their former
In order to facilitate as niuch as possi
ble the application for pardons under the
excepted sections of the President's. Am.
nesty Proclamation, it is stated for infor
mation that all applications must be by pe
tition, stating the exception, and accom
panied with the oath proscribed. This p.
tition must be first approved by the Provis
innal Governor, and then forwarded to the
President. The headquarters of the Pro
visional Governor will bo .at Greenville,
where all communications to him must be
The newspapers of this State will publish
this proclamation until the election for mem
bers of the Convention.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and seal. Done at the
[,. s.] town of Greenville, this 20th day of
July, in the year of our Lord 1866,
and of the independence of the Uni
led States the ninetieth.
B. F. PERRY.
By the Provisional Governor;
WILLtAx H1. PERRY, Private Scerelqry.
A N N O U NOC1iENIS.
MR. EDITOn : The near approach of the
day appointed for the election of meibers to
lie State Convention, Ienders it prope'r for us
to consider who we shall selpot for that po
sition. The declensions which have taken
placp very much restrict the range of selec
tion. At thisimportantjunctureofour affairs,
it isdesirable that thosewhoarepeculiarly fit
ted to servo thdpeople should be called forth.
I know of no one more suitable in all respects
than Mr. WILLIAM It. :ROBERTSON.
his well known good sense, his moderation
of opinions. his business talents, his untir.
ing energy and practical sagacity, point him
out as a man who can do us good service. I
therefore beg leave to present his name to
the people ; and I feel satisfied that while
he does not seek Ihe position his public spir
it will induce him tc obey the mandate of his
fellow-citizens, who desire his services.
aug 22'06-te BROAn ivan.
For the Conuvestion.
"Choose for the'Convention your best and
truest men ; not those who have skulked in
the hour of danger-nor those who have
worshipped Mammuon, while their coun
try was bleeding at. every poro-nor
the politician, who after urging war, dared
not encounter its hardships-but those who
had laid their all upon the altar of the eoun
try. Select such men, and make them servo
as your representatives."
Ma. EDIron : Deeply impressed with the
immense importance of the above advice
of the noble HIaSrvoN, I propose as mem.
bers of the Convention for Fairfield
JAMES 11. RION,
aug 5'65-to Amon PATRLE.
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