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The original Emancipation Proclamation sits in the Rotunda of the National Archives building on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This is an undated photo provided by the National Archives of the last page of the Emancipation Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation declaring the end to slavery goes on public view Friday as part of Black History Month celebrations. The document will be on display at the National Archives, where visitors regularly see the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The poor quality of the paper and ink on the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation make it vulnerable to light, so it has been only occasionally brought out of storage. It was last seen on Jan. 19, 2004, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/National Archives)

Image provided by the National Archives of the first page of the Emancipation Proclmation. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation declaring the end to slavery goes on public view Friday as part of Black History Month celebrations. The document will be on display at the National Archives, where visitors regularly see the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The poor quality of the paper and ink on the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation make it vulnerable to light, so it has been only occasionally brought out of storage. It was last seen on Jan. 19, 2004, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/National Archives)

1 posted on 02/18/2005 3:45:15 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Now wasn't Lincoln a Republican? I'm having a little trouble with that.


2 posted on 02/18/2005 4:06:17 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: Libloather
New York State has Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It had originally been donated by Lincoln to help raise money for the Soldiers. A lottery was held and Gerritt Smith of Peterboro, New York, a noted Abolitionist, won the document for the sum of $1.00. He turned it over to the Sanitary Commission so they could sell it to raise more money. It was eventually purchased by the State Legislature for the New York State Library. Here's the link to the website:

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By the way, Peterboro is approximately a half-hour or less away from me. Smith was an early supporter of John Brown and provided monetary funds to his cause. After Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, fearing that he would be picked up as an accomplice of Brown's, Smith signed himself into the Utica Lunatic Asylum for a few months until the hoopla quieted down.

3 posted on 02/18/2005 4:28:42 PM PST by mass55th ("If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?"----Abe Lincoln (1809-1865))
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To: Libloather

It didn't free any slave and "protection" by the Northern army was a joke.


9 posted on 02/18/2005 5:36:13 PM PST by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: Libloather
What a beautiful and wonderful document.

Long live the United States of America.

I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, with liberty and justice for all.

Thank God (and He had something to do with it), that the United States of America won the Great Civil War.

11 posted on 02/18/2005 6:17:59 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Illegal Aliens "Those Wonderful People" in Jail Now Are $1.4 Billion A Year For California Taxpayers)
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To: Libloather
I asked my first black friend, while stationed at Fort Hood, what he was going to do for Juneteenth and he asked " What is that?".
I said the Emancipation Proclamation. Didn't they tell the people in Mississippi about it?
I did not know that it was adopted by Texas on that date.
24 posted on 02/20/2005 10:50:42 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (a bullet only costs two bits.)
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