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An Act to repeal Section thirteen of "An Act to suppress
Insurrection, to punish Treason and Rebellion, to seize and
confiscate the Property of Rebels, and for other Purposes"
January 21, 1867

Statutes of the United States
This statute ended President Johnson's ability to restore rebels to their citizenship and property. Unfortunately it was
too late. He had granted as many as he possibly could have before this law was enacted.
President Andrew Johnson