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Boston's Crusade against Slavery

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) A proclamation. (Washington, D.C., 1862)

Lincoln's preliminary Proclamation of 22 September 1862 makes no mention of arming blacks as soldiers. After Lincoln signed the final Emancipation Proclamation of 1 January 1863, he acknowledged his debt to Livermore by sending him, via Sumner, the pen he used to sign it.

p*AB85.L6384.862b2 – Harmond Teplow fund, 2005.