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President Lincoln transmitted a letter to General Fremont on the 12th inst., on the subject of his recent proclamation. He says: ‘ "Assuming that you, being on the ground, could better judge of the necessities of your position than I could at this distance, on seeing your proclamation of the 30th of August I perceive several objections to it, the particular objection being the clauses relative to the confiscation of property and the liberation of slaves. It is objectionable on account of its non-conformity to the act of Congress. On the 8th of August last I wrote you expressing a wish that that clause should be modified. Your answer expressed a preference that I should make an open order for the modification, which I cheerfully do. It is therefore ordered, that the said clause be modified, held and construed to conform to and not transcend the provisions in the act of Congress, entitled an act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes, and that said act be published at length, with this order. A. Lincoln ’
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