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7. PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION . & FAC-SIMILE OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S LETTER TO MR. RAYMOND .889, 890 I. PRESIDENT LINCOLN ENTERING RICHMOND 10. ASSASSINATION AT FORD'S THEATRE 11 THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 12 FUNERAL CORTEGE THROUGH NEW YORK 13. REMAINS LYING IN STATE AT CHICAGO

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CONTENTS.

FROM THE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6, 1860, TO THE INAUGURATION, MARCH 4,

1861.

The Presidential Election.-Secession of South Carolina. Formation of the

Rebel Confederacy.—The Objects of Secession.-Secession Movements in
Washington.-Debates in Congress.—The Crittenden Resolutions.—Con-
ciliatory Action of Congress.—The Peace Conference.--Action of Con-
gress. --The Secession Movement unchecked....

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FROM SPRINGFIELD TO WASHINGTON.

Speech at Indianapolis. — Arrival and Speech at Cincinnati.—Spcech at ca

lumbus.—Speech at Pittsburg.--Arrival and Spoech at Cleveland. -Arri-
val at Buffalo.--At Rochester and Syracuse.---At Albany.-Spoech at

Slavery in Territories and District of Columbia.—Proposed Aid to Eman-

cipation by Slave States.—The Debate in Congress.—The President and

General Hunter.—The Border State Representatives.—The Border Stato

Reply.—The Finances. The Confiscation Bill.—The President's Action

and Opinions.—The President's Message.--Message in Regard to Mr.

Cameron.--The President and his Cabinet.-Close of the Session of Cou-

gress.—The President's Letter to Mr. Greeley.—The President and the

Chicago Convention.—Proclamation of Emancipation....

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CHAPTER IX.

THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION OF 1862.—THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL

M'CLELLAN.

General McClellan succeeds McDowell.—The President's Order for an Ad-

vance.—The Movement to the Peninsula.—Rebel Evacuation of Manag-

sas.--Arrangements for the Peninsular Movement. The President's

Letter to General McClellan.—The Rebel Strength at Yorktown.-The

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