Enclosed please find the President’s warrant of pardon and a blank letter of acceptance which must be filled up, signed and returned to the Secretary of State at Washington. But as it will be necessary for you to have a certified copy of it, if ever called on to prove your pardon in any Court, it should be sent to some one in Washington, who will deliver it at the Department of State, procure the certified copy and send it to you. If not specially asked for, it will not be sent. George Taylor, Esq., 425 F. Street, Washington City, has materially aided me in procuring action upon the Georgia pardons and in sending them forward, and I have arranged with him to attend to the delivery of all letters of acceptance sent to him and the return of certified copies of them. He will also see that your papers are complete in every particular. For his past services and for his attention to the certified copies, and to cover postage, &c., I would suggest that each applicant remit him a small fee of from fifteen to twenty dollars with his letter of acceptance. Where applicants cannot do so, Mr. Taylor will nevertheless attend to their papers for them. Without his aid I could not have accomplished what has been done.