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President Lincoln repeals General Hunter's order (no. 11), which had emancipated slaves...



Item # 653034

May 20, 1862

THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862  Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carolina, previous to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - making it one of two significant pre-Emancipation Proclamation - Proclamations for Emancipation. Quite historic.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

Note: President Lincoln did not rescind the order because he was against emancipating the slaves. At the time, he simply believed the process should be a gradual one. He was also incensed that Gen. Hunter would make such an order without having first sought his approval.

Item from Catalog 272 (released for July, 2018)...

Category: Yankee

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