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Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

“Whereas an insurrection…has broken out…”

150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A Proclamation. Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and the laws of the United States for […]