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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.