|Governor Madison S. Perry|
January 26, 1861
A remarkable event took place in Florida 150 years ago today when Governor Madison S. Perry, who was leading an insurrection against the Federal government, pardoned another group of men who had been arrested the previous fall for doing exactly the same thing. The following item appeared in the Tallahassee Floridian on January 26, 1861:
A proclamation has been issued by Governor Perry, in accordance with instructions proceeding from the State Convention, declaring an amnesty for offences committed against the criminal laws of the State in the counties in Calhoun and Franklin during the past year - Tallahassee Floridian, January 26, 1861.
|Photo Courtesy of Justin Hall|