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The Emancipation Proclamation...



Item # 646129

January 3, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 3, 1863  Although the front page has some great coverage on the battle of Murfreesboro & other war events, the prime content is on page 5 where the first column contains the complete text of the Emancipation Proclamation, headed: "EMANCIPATION" "President Lincoln's Proclamation" "The Slaves in Arkansas, Texas ,Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina Declared to be Free" "Parts of Louisiana and Virginia Excepted" "The Negroes to be Received into the Armed Service of the United States". The document is signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln announced the freeing of all slaves on September 22, 1862, to take effect January 1, 1863, this printing formally documenting that freedom of slaves is now the law of the land. This is one of the most historically significant documents of the Civil War.
Complete in 8 pages, very nice, clean condition.

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