cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages. And I further declare and make known that such persons, of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States, to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service. And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this first day of January, 1863, and of the independence of the United States the Eighty-seventh.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 : Theodore Roosevelt and the Abolitionists
Chapter 2 : the Abolitionists — who and what they were
Chapter 4 : pro-slavery prejudice
Chapter 6 : Anti-slavery pioneers
Chapter 10 : wanted, an Anti- slavery society
Chapter 18 : Lincoln and Emancipation
Chapter 20 : Missouri
Chapter 21 : Missouri -continued
Chapter 22 : some Abolition leaders
Chapter 23 : Rolls of honor
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