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Lincoln's post-Gettysburg annual message and his Proclamation...
Item # 671997
December 10, 1863
THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address
From the midst of the Civil War with front page column heads including: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "An Amnesty to the Southern People, with Conditions, Proposed" "A Significant Proclamation" "The State of the Nation Reviewed" "Reports of Secretaries of the Navy and Interior, and the Postmaster-General" "All About Our Iron-Clad Fleet".
Most of the front page is taken up with Lincoln's state-of-the-union address & is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
This is followed by: "The following Proclamation is appended to the Message:" which has the complete text of the: 'Proclamation" signed: Abraham Lincoln, in which Lincoln makes an offer to the Confederates States to re-join the Union. Following this are the mentioned documents which carry over to the back page.
Eight pages, two interior leaves have a lower corner missing affecting text but nothing related to the mentioned content.