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Robert Monroe Stevenson
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1831
Death: Jan. 15, 1871

Husband of Lavalette T. Ford Stevenson.

A letter by Stevenson asking for a pardon. It was granted.

To His Excellency Andrew Johnson
President of the United States

I, Robert M. Stevenson of the City of Richmond, State of Virginia, respectfully request to your Excellency:

That I have been since by birth a resident of the City of Richmond. My health has been very infirm since the year 1859 and still is so. My age is thirty four years. During the war now happily closed, I have never held any office under the Confederate or the State Government, and my infirm health made me entirely unfit for any military duty. From September 1864 to January 1865 I was detailed and required to discharge the duty of a clerk by the Confederate authorities. I do not know that a review of my life during the war would reveal any acts which your Excellency would deem rebellious or treasonable. I am not enhanced by any of the exceptions mentioned in your Excellency's proclamation of May 29, 1865, unless it be the 13th clause, and I cannot say with any certainty that my taxable property would be estimated at over twenty thousand dollars in value. Most of my property is jointly held with my sister and her children under our father's will. As the time when I was detailed under the Confederate law, I was ordered to go to Lynchburg, but resisted this order because my health was such that it would cost me my life; therefore I was ordered to duty in Richmond. No proceedings of any kind have been taken against my property. Under these circumstances if your Excellency deems that my participation in the rebellion has been such as to need a pardon, I respectfully ask that the pardon and amnesty which you have the power to grant may be afforded to me. I took the oath required by President Lincoln's Proclamation of Pardon and Amnesty and have also have, in good faith, that under your Excellency in Richmond on May 29, 1865, which is herewith presented.

Richmond, July 25, 1865,

Robert M. Stevenson
Family links: 
  Thomas Stevenson (____ - 1859)
  Lavalette T. Ford Stevenson (1833 - 1907)*
  Robert Monroe Stevenson (1858 - 1859)*
  Robert Monroe Stevenson (1831 - 1871)
  Mary E. Stevenson Moseley (1833 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Lukes Cemetery
Powhatan County
Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Aug 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7728779
Robert Monroe Stevenson
Added by: John Shuck
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Rest in Peace.
- Mary
 Added: Dec. 1, 2006

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