Resolutions of the Illinois Legislature on the Emancipation Proclamation

August 2017
Resolutions of the Illinois Legislature on the Emancipation Proc;8/1/2017, p349
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Presents the text of the Illinois legislature's resolution regarding President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the Southern states during the Civil War. Opposition to the proclamation as disruptive of the South's social organization, and of the Federal Union.


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