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Emancipation Proclamation-Preliminary
Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. Good. 1862. Hardcover. "By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ? 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 area of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. ?"The original manuscript draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was several months in the making with this final preliminary draft finished by the President on September 21,1862. This is the first War Department printing of Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, General Orders, No. 139 and likely the fourth official printing of the preliminary proclamation, dated September 24, 1862 and was published shortly after the September 1862 Union victory at the Battle of Antietam. The final proclamation was issued January 1, 1863. Bound within the General Orders Affecting the Volunteer Force. Adjutant General's Office. 1861, 1862 bound together beginning with General Orders No. 15 dated May 4, 1861 through General Orders No. 216 dated December 26, 1862. Brown cloth binding with wear on edges, fraying to head and foot of spine. Cloth is also lightly soiled and loosening on back but not tearing. Typical edge soiling and light browning to pages. Binding is tight. Embossed title on spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 158 pp .
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