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Lincoln defends his Emancipation Proclamation - famous letter/speech...
Item # 653487
September 3, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1863 Page 4 has one column heads: "The President's Letter" "An Argument Addressed to the Opponents of the War Policy of the Administration" "Letter to the Union Convention at Springfield, Ill."
This has the full text of Lincoln's reply to an invitation to a meeting of "unconditional Union men". The letter, is datelined "Executive Mansion, Washington, Aug. 16, 1863". Although he politely declined the invitation, Lincoln used this opportunity to respond to those critics of his war policy and the Emancipation Proclamation. It states in part: "...There are those who are dissatisfied with me. To such I would say, you desire peace, and you blame me that we do not have it. But how can we attain it? There are but three conceivable ways..." with much more about the war & the Emancipation Proclamation. The letter is signed in type: A. Lincoln.
The issue is complete in 8 pages, and is in very nice condition.