1860 Lincoln, Abraham Republican Party

March 8, 1861 Commenting on the address, which appears in preceding columns, the article makes several points. “His argument against Southern secessionists is compact and conclusive.” “The position of the…

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1861 Lincoln, Abraham

July 12, 1861 A small item at the bottom of a page:  “The President’s Message was communicated to Congress on Friday last.  It is of moderate length, dispassionate but firm…

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1861 Civil War Lincoln, Abraham

September 6, 1861 The article is by “C.K.W.”, and is written in response to a correspondent of the Independent, who has “argued against a proposal that the President proclaim freedom…

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1861 Civil War Lincoln, Abraham

September 20, 1861 The article first commends the action of Gen. Fremont, “emancipating under martial law all the slaves belonging to the rebel slaveholders in Missouri”.  It then notes that…

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1861 Adams, John Quincy Civil War Lincoln, Abraham

March  14, 1862 President Lincoln has urged that the United States offer “pecuniary cooperation” in case any slave state should adopt a gradual emancipation of slavery, including compensation “for the…

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1862 Civil War Lincoln, Abraham

1862 Lincoln, Abraham

1862 Colonization, Anti-colonization Lincoln, Abraham

1862 Greeley, Horace Lincoln, Abraham

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

December 5, 1862 After expressing a belief that “the President is not competent to write his own official papers.”, editorial comments focus on ” what the President submits as his…

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1862 Lincoln, Abraham

August 7, 1863 Here is an order by President Lincoln, insuring that there should be “no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies”. …

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1863 Civil War Lincoln, Abraham Military - Colored

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 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

March 18, 1864 In the introduction to this editorial there is a comment on the purpose of non-involvement in political parties.  “Standing, as we have stood for more than thirty…

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1864 Lincoln, Abraham

June 10, 1864 A long article by Charles K. Whipple begins: “It is plain enough that President Lincoln is not disposed to do justice to the colored people, either in…

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1864 Lincoln, Abraham

1864 Lincoln, Abraham

1864 Anti-Abolition Lincoln, Abraham

September 23, 1864 Douglass writes about a letter of his recently sent to an English correspondent, and published subsequently in the Liberator.  Douglass comments on that letter, and in the…

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1864 Douglass, Frederick Lincoln, Abraham

1864 Lincoln, Abraham

March 10, 1865 The Address is printed here, with this introduction:  “It is without a parallel for brevity, and also for the contrite spirit and reverent recognition of the chastising…

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1865 Lincoln, Abraham

April 21, 1865 The interior pages of the paper are lined between each column with black the length of the page. These pages are filled with news on The Assassination…

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1865 Lincoln, Abraham

1865 Lewis, Edmonia Lincoln, Abraham

1865 Lincoln, Abraham Phrenology

October 13, 1865 On the masthead, in the upper right corner of this edition, is an extract from an unpublished letter from Lincoln to General Wadsworth.  Lincoln here speaks of…

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1865 Lincoln, Abraham Suffrage