“Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863”

Abraham Lincoln. From The Letters of President Abraham Lincoln on Questions of National Policy, 1863.

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When Lincoln could not attend a gathering or event, he wrote letters that his supporters would read on his behalf. This letter to James Conkling defends the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln’s decision to allow freed slaves to serve in the Union army.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863
Publication Title The Letters of President Abraham Lincoln on Questions of National Policy
Short Title Lincoln to James Conkling, 1863
Book Title The Letters of President Lincoln on Questions of National Policy
Publisher New York
Creator Abraham Lincoln
Publication Date 1863
Pages pp. 20–21
Call Number E 5 .L6302
Location General Collections 2nd floor