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    [Emancipation Proclamation]. William Lloyd Garrison, editor. The Liberator. Vol. XXXV. No. 9. Boston, Friday, March 3, 1865. Four pages, 18" x 25". Issued during the last year of the abolitionist newspaper's run, this edition includes a statement signed in type by Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation. At top of page two: "I repeat the Declaration made a year ago and that while I remain in my position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of the Proclamation, or by any of the Acts of Congress. If the people should, by whatever mode or means make it an Executive duty to re-enslave such persons another, and not I must be the instrument to perform it - Abraham Lincoln."

    Other articles of note include a speech by Senator Charles Sumner regarding the treatment of prisoners of war, news of General Sherman in Georgia, and a comparison between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.

    Condition: Minor wear, with a few tears occurring along the central horizontal fold affecting some text. Tiny tears and chipping along vertical margins. Toning around edges. Small cello tape repair at bottom margin of first page.

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