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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2012 05:13 am
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No, everyone knew it meant the Confederacy but worried it could be applied elsewhere. The abolitionists wanted it applied to the entire country. To think it wasn't purely politics I disagree with you on. When did Lincoln have it ready? Not September 1862, but at least two months earlier. Yet Lincoln was encouraged not to issue it until there was a "victory," despite the fact that the forces in the Western Theatern were doing well enough to issue it.

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