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Emancipation Proclamation

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Creator:Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Title:Emancipation Proclamation
Date:1863 Jan. 1

Wide-margined copy of the Leland-Boker "authorized" edition, produced for raising money at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair in June 1864. The Sanitary Commission engaged in hospital and other charitable work during the Civil War; it was a forerunner of the Red Cross. Countersigned by Sec. of State William H. Seward and Lincoln's personal secretary John G. Nicolay. Charles Eberstadt lists this as no. 32 (Leland-Boker autographed edition)in his bibliography of the Emancipation Proclamation. Forty-eight copies were printed, but fewer than half are thought to survive.

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC00004.

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Types:Texts (document genres) | Legal documents | Speeches | Text
Subjects:Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872 | Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901 | Emancipation Proclamation | Slaves--Emancipation--United States | Slavery--United States | Slaves--United States | Liberty | Equality | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, 39.952335, -75.163789
Collection:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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