Lot 70
  • 70

Abraham Lincoln

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Second State of the Union Address, in the Sentinel Extra.  N.p., ca. 2 December 1862 
  • Paper, Ink
Broadsheet, 2pp. (24 x 9 1/8 in.; 610 x 232 mm); horizontal folds, very minor spotting in margins.  Matted, framed and glazed; not examined out of frame.

Catalogue Note

"WE CANNOT ESCAPE HISTORY.…IN GIVING FREEDOM TO THE SLAVE, WE ASSURE FREEDOM TO THE FREE….WE SHALL NOBLY SAVE, OR MEANLY LOSE, THE LAST, BEST, HOPE OF EARTH."

One month before signing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln gave his second state of the union address, in which he proposed colonization and compensated emancipation for slaves, discussed foreign affairs, reported on progress of the Pacific Railroad, the war, and finance.

It has not yet been determined which American newspaper with Sentinel in its name published this broadsheet, though papers in Burlington, Vermont, and Bath, Maine, have both been suggested.  Other news of the day is printed on the verso.  The most interesting of these reports on the reaction of Gen. Thomas Meagher to the resignation of some of his officers after Gen. McClellan was removed from his command of the Army of the Potomac.

RARE. Apparently unrecorded in OCLC.

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