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Lincoln's State-of-the-Union Address... Proclamation to Confederates...
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December 10, 1863
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., Dec. 10, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln & his State of the Union Address
* Proclamation of Amnesty & Recovery
Page 2 column 3 begins: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE". This State of the Union address from Abraham Lincoln runs for over 4 columns and is directly followed by a Proclamation for Amnesty and Recovery for the southern states. Lincoln stated, "I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do proclaim . . . to all persons who have, directly or by implication, participated in the existing rebellion, except as hereinafter excepted, that a full pardon is hereby granted to them and each of them, with restoration of all rights of property, except as to slaves...". Both the State of the Union and the Proclamation are signed, "ABRAHAM LINCOLN".
Complete in 4 pages, in good condition with minor staining in some margins.