A Proclamation By Henry Lee, governor of Commonwealth of Virginia, Major General therein, and commander-in-chief of the Militia Army in the service of the United States. A Proclamation By the virtue of the powers and authority in me vested by the president of the United States, and in obedience to his benign intentions, therewith communicated, I do by this, my proclamation, declare and make known to all concerned, that a full, free an entire pardon (excepting and providing as hereinafter mentioned) is hereby granted to all persons residing within the counties of Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Fayette, in a state of Pennsylvania, and in the County of Ohio in the state of Virginia, guilty of treason or misprisoned of treason against the United States, or otherwise directly or indirectly engaging in the wicked and unhappy tumults and disturbances lately existing in these counties, excepting nevertheless from the benefit and effect of this pardon all persons charged with the commission of offenses against the United States, and now actually in the custody or held by recognizance to appear and answer for all such offenses at any judiciary court or courts, excepting all persons avoiding fair trial by abandoning their homes, and excepting, moreover, the following persons, the atrocity of whose conduct renders a proper to mark them by named for the purpose of subjecting them with all possible certainty to the regular course of judicial proceedings and whom all officers, civil in military, are required to endeavor to apprehend bring to justice, to wit: Benjamin Parkison Thomas Hughes George Parker Arthur Gardner William Hanna John Holcroft Edward Wagner Jr. Daniel Hamilton Thomas Lapsley David Lock William Miller Ebenezer Gallagher Edward Cook Peter Lyle Edward Wright John Shields Richard Holcroft William Hay David Bradford William McIllhenny John Mitchell Thomas Patton Alexander Fulton Stevenson Jack Thomas Spiers Patrick Jack William Bradford Andrew Highlands all of the state of Pennsylvania, William Sutherland John Moore Robert Stephenson John McCormick William McKinley all of Ohio County, Virginia Provided, they asked that no person shall hereafter willfully obstruct the execution of any law of the United States, or be in anywise 18 or abetting Marianne, shall be entitled to any benefit or advantage of the pardon here the day before granted; and provided, also, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to expand to the remission or mitigation of any forfeiture or any County into your by reason of any infraction of, or obstruction to, the laws of United States for collection of a revenue upon distilled spirits or steals. Given under my hand, and headquarters in Elizabethtown, this 29th day of November, 1794. Henry Lee by order of the commander-in-chief. G. K. Taylor, aid-de-camp
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