September 26, 1862 After the text of the Proclamation there are “Remarks”.  “Though we believe that this Proclamation is not all that the exigency of the times and the consequent…

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1862 Emancipation Proclamation

September 26, 1862 The editor poses the choices for Abolitionists in response to the draft and the war. “Already, some Abolitionists have joined the ranks as volunteers, feeling that, in…

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1862 Civil War Emancipation Proclamation

October 3, 1862 ‘The Chicago delegation, recently with the President, presented to him a memorial in favor of national emancipation, adopted  by Christians of all denominations, at a meeting held…

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1862 Churches Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln, Abraham

October 10, 1862 This is a report of a “great meeting”, held at Faneuil Hall, at which Charles Sumner  speaks eloquently.  Resolutions are passed, expressing satisfaction and support in light…

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1862 Emancipation Proclamation Sumner, Charles

1862 Davis, Jefferson Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Anti-Abolition Emancipation Proclamation

January 16, 1863 This is an account of a meeting, in New Bedford, on January 1st, held under the auspices of the colored clergy.  Resolutions express support and joy at…

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1863 Colored support for Garrison Emancipation Proclamation

February 6, 1863 A brief note that “a Washington correspondent says it is probable that an African bureau will be added to the Interior Department upon the application of the…

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1863 Emancipation Proclamation

February 27, 1863 “The Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln was issued only a few days prior to the opening of the present session of the Legislature of Massachusetts.  Obviously it…

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1863 Emancipation Proclamation

September 11, 1863 “Our nation has made a long step forward in its course toward victory….Even if we creep slowly onward, hereafter as heretofore, it is now made certain that…

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1863 Civil War Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln, Abraham

January 1, 1864 New from Missouri, in a speech by Hon. Henry T. Blow, to a large audience at the Union League rooms, Washington.  “The latest intelligence from Missouri induces…

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1864 Emancipation Proclamation Prejudice

January 8, 1864 “In this period of ‘The Great Transition’ – and especially in that trying portion of it which is yet to come — the great necessity of or…

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1864 Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln, Abraham

July 8, 1864 Henry C. Wright’s letter to Garrison lists twenty-four events which occurred after March 4, 1861, the date of Lincoln’s inauguration.  Wright lists them so that those who…

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1864 Emancipation Proclamation Wright, Henry

1865 Emancipation Proclamation

December 8, 1865 In the Refuge of Oppression column comes an article from Richmond, Virginia, signed “Hanover”.   Also in the column is “The Freedmen”, from the Richmond Whig. The articles…

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1865 Emancipation Proclamation