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control over the same- Your petitioner further states that he was advised by persons learned in law, and was himself fully Conscious, that he had Committed no act by which any of his rights of person or property as a Citizen of the United States had been in any Manner forfeited, yet in consequence of a published notice made by J.F. Richardson Asst. Special Agt. of the Treasury Dept. of Natchez, dated Nov. 14-1864 [[strikethrough]] notifying [[/strikethrough]], addressed to the owners of property in Natchez who had not taken the Oath of Allegiance to the United States, and in order to still further manifest his political sentiments to insure himself against even the suspicion of being in rebellion against the United States, and in order to prevent & remove even a pretext for his molestation either in person or property [[strikethrough]] either in person or property [[/strikethrough]] on this score, and fully confiding & trusting in the promise & assurance of the President of the United States, contained in what is known as his amnesty proclamation, dated Dec 8-1863, he did in good faith take & subscribe the oath prescribed by said proclamation, on the 1st day of December 1864, and he claims all of the rights
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