A Proclamation by President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation issued on January 1, 1863. "Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free..."
Emancipation Proclamation Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. Washington (D.C.) 1862
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