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Lincoln's first state-of-the-union address...

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December 04, 1861

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 4, 1861  

* President Abraham Lincoln
* 1st State of the Union Address
* American Civil War original

Page 9 has: "The President's Message" taking almost 5 1/2 columns with Lincoln stating in part: "...The Union must be preserved, and hence all dispensable means must be employed...", signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln offers a great review of the beginning months of the Civil War.
Following Lincoln's address are the lengthy reports of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.
A 12 page issue. The front leaf has wear at the folds with archival repairs & some perforation loss, but fortunately the Lincoln message is on page 9 which has little wear save for a small hole at a fold juncture affecting just 2 words.

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