And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States... - Abraham Lincoln Quotes
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Quote:And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons. - Abraham Lincoln Quotes
  


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