EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SIGNED ON THIS DATE IN 1863

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Above drawing depicts President Abraham Lincoln presenting the draft
of his proclamation to his Cabinet. In it Lincoln stated, “as a fit and
necessary military measure, on January 1, 1863, all persons held
as slaves in the Confederate States will thenceforward, and
forever, be free.”

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                       Page one of the Proclamation

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This is the fifth and last page of the Emancipation Proclamation with
the official seal and signature of Abraham Lincoln.

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   A picture of the actual pen used by Lincoln to sign the Proclamation

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