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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 January 2, 1863. The proclamation ensures that all persons held as slaves with any state shall be forever free and calls out the states that are involved in the active rebellion against the United States.
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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 208
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General Orders No. 1, Fifth Edition of Final Official Emancipation Proclamation January 2, 1863, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.