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The Emancipation Proclamation...



Item # 672762

January 02, 1863

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, January 2, 1863  The back page begins with: "News By Telegraph" "News From Washington" "The Emancipation Proclamation". Hereafter is the text of the famous document headed: "By The President Of The United States Of America--A Proclamation." The text reads in part: "...That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state...shall be then, thenceforth and forever free...", signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Page 2 has related editorial headed: "The Edict of Freedom" and "Emancipation Proclaimed" with the former having: "The negroes of New York had a grand jubilee on New Year's eve in Shiloh church, spending the night in prayer and praise & welcoming the opening of the year of emancipation...".
This proclamation officially became effective on January 1, and most newspapers of the day printed the text in the January 3 issue. January 2 printings are very rare and desirable as such.
Four pages, damp staining does not deter readability, very minor margin wear, generally good condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

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