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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Post-Election Louisiana Secession Handbill. 6.25" x 10" printed circular, New Orleans, December 27, 1860, titled: "Platform of the Friends of United Southern Action". Written shortly after the national election, the committee of concerned Southerners call for a convention to discuss possible secession of Louisiana or an affiliation with other Southern states in order to present a united front of action. "... The election of Abraham Lincoln and Hanibal Hamblin [sic]... has given just cause for alarm to all the citizens of the south... We feel, as citizens of Louisiana, that our rights have been invaded, our opinions outraged and our institutions imperiled by the triumph and attitude of a sectional party." Written just a week after South Carolina seceded from the Union when Crescent City residents were looking to get on the bandwagon. Light soiling, wear & loss at folds, old repairs on verso. A neat piece!

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    17th Saturday
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