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Mallory, Angela to President Andrew Johnson - Bridgeport, Conn. - Nov. 19, 1865 - Transcript

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Mallory, Angela to President Andrew Johnson - Bridgeport, Conn. - Nov. 19, 1865 - Transcript
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Stephen R. Mallory Papers
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Civil War
History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- United States
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North America -- United States of America

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Bridgeport, Conn. 19th Nov. 1865


To His Excellency
Andrew Johnson
President of the U. States,

As the fountain of mercy, made so no less by your own generous nature, than by the
exalted position to which, under Almighty God, you have been called. I come again
before you Mr. President as a suppliant for mercy & clemency to my husband. From
information derived from undoubted authority, I fear Sir, that my husband's feelings
towards the Government have been misunderstood, and that is the cause of his detention
in prison, when others have been released. Let me beg of you to read this application for
pardon, and you may be assured that the sentiments expressed in that document are the
true and sincere expressions of his conscientious convictions. Gov. Marvin [Florida
Governor William Marvin] knows my husband well, and were he not satisfied of his
honesty, he never would have recommended him to your clemency. My husband's health
is failing him, and unless released from imprisonment, I fear that his days will not be
long. Return to my children their father, and to me my husband, and God will surely
bless you.

Hoping Sir, that you will not consider me importunate, for neither I nor my children have
other resources than thus to implore you. The country will not suffer by his release, and
those who have never wronged her, and who by his imprisonment are now suffering, will
be made happy. "To err is human to forgive is divine."

May the Peace of God be with you, and yours is the prayer of
Your Obt. [Obedient] Sert. [Servant]
Angela S. Mallory




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Bridgeport, Conn. 19th Nov. 1865 To His Excellency Andrew Johnson President of the U. States, As the fountain of mercy, made so no le ss by your own generous nature, than by the exalted position to which, under Almighty G od, you have been called. I come again before you Mr. President as a suppliant for mercy & clemency to my husband. From information derived from undoubted authority, I fear Sir, that my husbands feelings towards the Government have been misunderst ood, and that is the cause of his detention in prison, when others have been released. Le t me beg of you to read this application for pardon, and you may be assured that the sentim ents expressed in that document are the true and sincere expressions of his consci entious convictions. Gov. Marvin [Florida Governor William Marvin] knows my husband we ll, and were he not satisfied of his honesty, he never would have recommended him to your clemency. My husbands health is failing him, and unless released from imprisonment, I fear that his days will not be long. Return to my children their father, and to me my husband, and God will surely bless you. Hoping Sir, that you will not consider me im portunate, for neither I nor my children have other resources than thus to implore you. Th e country will not suffer by his release, and those who have never wronged her, and who by his imprisonment are now suffering, will be made happy. To err is human to forgive is divine. May the Peace of God be with you, and yours is the prayer of Your Obt. [Obedient] Sert. [Servant] Angela S. Mallory