Lot 25: Complete issue of the Weekly State Gazette & Republican from January 9, 1863, four pages, 18 x 26, containing the full text of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation on the first page in columns five and six. In part: " I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons." The page also includes an editorial about the Emancipation Proclamation, an opinion on the matter by the attorney general, and an address given by Benjamin Butler on the occasion of leaving New Orleans. The page also bears a pencil ownership notation to the upper margin. Expected folds, a bit of chipping to edges, and light foxing, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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