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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 3

22. Gideon Welles, “The History of Emancipation,” Galaxy 14 (December 1872): 838-51.

Memoir by Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy in which he details the evolution of Lincoln’s policy regarding the status of slaves from the initial decision to treat fugitives as “contrabands of war” to the decision to free slaves in areas still under Confederate control. (The collection has another copy of the article in volume 81 [no. 8].)