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    [Emancipation Proclamation]. Broadside: Remarks of S. Hathaway at a Reception of the 25th Massachusetts Volunteers. Single sheet, 8.5" x 18.5". Given at the Astor House, New York; November 1, 1862. An address with moving and romantic language paying homage to the brave men of the 25th, and linking their history with that of the soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary. Also, contains a passage making an early reference to the Emancipation Proclamation: "You go as soldiers to fight for your country, and to obey the orders of your superiors; and not as critics or interpreters. But if, through the providence of God, in this clashing of swords and this crossing of bayonets, there should come a mightier crash - a crash of the falling millions of shackles from fettered limbs, and if, mingling in the triumphant shouts of victory, there should go up the exultant song of freedom from millions of emancipated souls - while all the world is singing its 'glory hallelujahs; of joy, the poor soldier may at least, from behind his leather neck-stock, drop a devout and a heartfelt amen!"

    Although the Emancipation Proclamation was not officially issued until January 1, 1863, a Preliminary Emancipation was issued on September 22, 1862 following the Battle of Antietam.

    Condition: Gently toned, with flattened folds, with a small separation occurring at one such fold at left margin.


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