December 30, 1864 “The abolition of slavery in this country is the release of a population as large as that of all New England from a tyranny which crushed all…

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June 16, 1865 “This new department of public affairs is destined, we believe, to fill a valuable and most beneficent place in the reorganization and pacification of the country.”   The…

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