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Baseball... Letter from Mr. Lincoln...



Item # 572050

September 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, New York, dated September 26, 1865  Page 5 of the issue contains the "The Field - Base Ball"  in which The Active of New York played Union of Morrisania and the final score was 32-10 with 13 runs scored in the 2nd inning.

The front page also contains an article "Mr. Lincoln On Negro Suffrage" "He Favors Universal Suffrage" "A Letter to Gen. Wadsworth". "The following extract, which has just been published, is from the late President Lincoln's letter to Gen. Wadsworth, who fell in the battle of the Wilderness. The letter which is of a private character, is to be sent to Gen. Wadsworth's family. It shows that Mr. Lincoln, who desire the bestowal of the elective franchise upon the blacks, was also, at an early day, in favor of granting universal amnesty, which, for some strange and unaccountable reason, is still withheld form the South, notwithstanding it is known, that is was his intention to grant, without any exception, a general pardon... How to better the condition of the colored race has long been a study which has attracted my serious and careful attention:... where, in assisting to save the life of the Republic, they have demonstrated in blood their right to the ballot, which is but the humane protection of the flag they have so fearlessly defended."

Also contains Fenian movement in Great Britain. Other news and advertisements are within the issue.

This is a complete uncut 8 page issue with two small lite dampstaining areas, otherwise is in good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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