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The emancipation proclamation. Lincoln on his proclamation — the Absurdity of issuing one--the Pope's Bull against the comet — Lincoln fears to trust his slaves. A public meeting of "Christians of all denomination," was held at Chicago on the 7th inst., and a memorial in favor of "national emancipation" adopted, and a committee sent to Washington to lay it before the President. On the 13th Lincoln received them, and listened with "fixed attention" to the reading of the memorial, and also to the reading of a similar document signed by the German citizens of Chicago. The committee thus officially report the result of their efforts and the President's answer: The President's answer — Divine Revelations. The subject presented in the memorial is one upon which I have thought much for weeks past, and I may even say for months. I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the D<