Lot #7037
Abraham Lincoln: Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Official printing of President Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation: "All persons held as slaves within any State...shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Official printing of President Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation: "All persons held as slaves within any State...shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free"

Printed "General Orders No. 139" being President Lincoln's preliminary emancipation proclamation, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, September 4, 1862. Extracted from a bound orders book. The president's proclamation, in part: "That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated area of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." In fine condition, with a few tiny edge tears and binding holes to the left edge. Accompanied by a curious carte-de-visite with typed caption affixed to the reverse: "Well in Indiana dug by Abraham Lincoln in 1830."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022