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Abraham Lincoln's 1st speech upon being re-elected...
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November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln address
* "In Response to a Serenade"
* Jefferson Davis & arming of slaves ?
Page five has column heads: "UNION REJOICES" "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and Others."
The article includes one of the most humble calls for unity given by Lincoln: "The President appeared at the upper window... he spoke as follows: 'It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its own existence, in great emergencies...We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us... " and so much more.
This was Lincoln's first public address after having been elected.
Additionally, the front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with: "Jefferson Davis's Message" before the Senate and House of the Confederacy. Davis gives much detail on the struggles of the Confederacy, particularly during these closing months of its existence. His address is signed at its conclusion: Jefferson Davis.
Eight pages, very nice condition.