Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and the 13th Amendment Ratified
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Book. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register for 1866, New York, N.Y., The Tribune Association, 1865. 96pp., 5 x 7½ in.
Including a full printing of the 13th Amendment ending slavery: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Under the heading of “The Constitutional Amendment,” which includes a list of Senators and Representatives voting in favor as well as the State ratification dates. (pp. 50-52).
And “President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address” is printed in full, with its famous closing line: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” (p. 49).
With other interesting political news such as a list of salaries of the Executive branch, Supreme Court, and Ministers to foreign nations (p. 28); laws, resolutions, and proclamations passed in the previous congress (pp. 29-37); and election returns (pp. 53-71).
Includes articles on the Civil War “Slaveholder’s Rebellion, of Chronicle of War Events” (pp. 38-42); and “President Johnson and the Negro Question” (p. 49).
With advertising for products ranging from Steinway pianos to wine grapes.
Old tape repairs, lacking back cover. Ugly but great content.