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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 19

7. Richard Yates, Message of His Excellency, Richard Yates, Governor of Illinois, to the General Assembly (Springfield, IL: Baker & Phillips, 1863). (64 p.)

State of the state address to the legislature with specific reference to the Emancipation Proclamation on page 49, which Mr. Stone has noted in pencil on the cover. Mr. Stone has also noted the speaker’s arguments in favor of emancipation. For example, the Governor observes that “It is now made palpably striking, that if slavery should be left undisturbed, the war would be protracted until the loss of life and national bankruptcy would make peace desirable upon any terms.”