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Chapter 26: Forced emancipation concluded emancipation acts of President Lincoln order of General Hunter revoked by President Lincoln one cause of our secession the time to throw off the mask at hand men United in defense of liberty called traitors conference of President Lincoln with Senators and Representative
elocity in their destructive work.
Accordingly, a manifesto soon comes from the Executive on universal emancipation.
On April 25, 1862, the United States Major General Hunter, occupying a position at Hilton Head, South Carolina, issued an order declaring the states of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina under martial law. On Ma esponsibility, I reserve to myself, and which I can not feel justified in leaving to the decision of commanders in the field.
Speaking of this order of Major General Hunter soon afterward, President Lincoln, in remarks on July 12, 1862, to the border states representatives, said:
In repudiating it, I gave dissatisfaction,