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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This publication of the Emancipation Proclamation, put forth by President Abraham Lincoln was published through War Department on September 24, 1862. The proclamation ensures that all persons held as slaves with any state shall be forever free.
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Slaves--Emancipation; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 5: Miscellaneous Materials, 1838-1931, Box 1, Folder 207
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General Orders No. 139, Fourth Preliminary Edition of the Emancipation Proclamation, September 24, 1862, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.