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Rare printing of Lincoln?s Emancipation Proclamation from Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles to the Naval Service just two weeks after it was issued ? Lincoln declared ?that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free; and that the ? naval authorities will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons??
Printed Broadside, two pages, 5.5? x 8.5?, front and verso. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. Stain in blank area. Toned at upper and lower blank edges. Mounting stains on verso at right blank edge. Uneven left edge. Very good condition.In part, ?General Order, No. 4. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. The following Proclamation of the President is published for the information and government of the officers and others of the Naval Service. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ... Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with
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