Whereas, It appears from the
evidence in the bureau of military justice
that the atrocious murder of the late President Abraham Lincoln, and
the attempted assassination of the Hon. W. H. Seward, Secretary of
State, were incited, concerted, and procured by and between
Davis, late of Richmond, Va., and Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay,
Beverly Tucker, George N. Saunders, W. C. Cleary, and other rebels
traitors against the Government of the United States, harbored in
now, therefore, to the end that justice may be done, I, Andrew
President of the United States, do offer and promise for the arrest
persons, or either of them, within the limits of the United States,
they can be brought to trial, the following rewards: One hundred
thou sand dollars for the arrest of Jefferson Davis; twenty-five thousand
dollars for the arrest of Clement C. Clay; twenty-five thousand dollars
the arrest of Jacob Thompson, late of Mississippi; twenty-five
dollars for the arrest of George N. Saunders; twenty-five thousand
dollars for the arrest of Beverly Tucker, and ten thousand dollars for
arrest of William C. Cleary, late clerk of Clement C. Clay.
The Provost-Marshal General of the
United States is directed to cause
a description of said persons, with notice of the above rewards, to
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, the second day of May, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the
independence of the United States of America the
By the President: ANDREW JOHNSON.
W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary of State.