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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the

Lastern District of Pennsylvania.

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CONTENTS.

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He is notilied of his nomination by a Committee appointed

by the Convention......

65

Speech of the President of the Convention-Reply of Mr.
Lincoln-Correspondence between the Convention and

Mr. Lincoln.....

Is elected President of the United States..

67

He leaves Springfield for Washington-Ovations on the

route.

His arrival at Toledo and Indianapolis-His speeches at

each place......

69

He arrives at Cincinnati, and addresses the citizens from

the Burnet House.....

70

His arrival at Columbus, with his speech.....

His arrival at Steubepville, and his address to the people-

Arrives in Pittsburg, and makes a speech to the citi.

72

Proceeds to Cleveland, and from thence to Buffalo, with his

speeches at each place....

74

Goes next to Albany–His arrival there, and speeches at

the Capitol and to the members of the Legislature...... 76

Proceeds to New York, and on his way makes a speech at

Poughkeepsie-- Arrival in New York, with his speech,

on being welcomed by the Mayor of the city to that

place....

78

Goes next to Trenton-His speeches to the Senate and

to the Chambers of the Assembly of the State of New

Jersey...

79

Proceeds to Philadelphia—Is welcomed by the Mayor of

that city-Mr. Lincoln's speech in reply.....

81

He visits “Old Independence Hall”—His speech there..... 82

He raises the National Flag of the country to the top of the

flag-staff on “Old Independence Hall,” on Washington's

Birth-day...

He leaves for Harrisburg-His arrival there--Is welcomed

by both Houses of the Legislature, and his speech on

that occasion.....

84

A plot is made to assassinate him-How it was thwarted.... 85

Returns to Philadelphia in a special train, and proceeds to

Washington in disguise-His arrival there-Is welcomed

to Washington by the authorities-His speech in reply 86

Addresses the Republican Association.......

He is inaugurated President of the United States--Inaugu.

ral Address of Abraham Lincoln....

88

President Lincoln's interview with the Virginia Commis-

sioners, with his Address to them on that occasion...... 95

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The first Proclamation for troops-Congress summoned to

assemble on the Fourth of July.......

97

A blockade of Southern ports ordered........

98

The President's communication with the Maryland au-

thorities.........

99

Blockading of Virginia and North Carolina......

101

A call for additional troops.....

102

Has an interview with the Maryland Legislature..... 103

A special order for Florida-President Lincoln's first Mes-

sage to Congress........

104

A day of Fasting and Prayer appointed...

117

Commercial intercourse with the Rebellious States' pro-

bibited...

118

lle modifies an order of General Fremont's-His second

Message to Congress.

..... 119

The President's Message recommending Gradual Emancipa-

120

He assumes active command of the Army and Navy of the

United States.....

122

He orders Thanksgiving for signal victories--Slavery abol-

ished in the District of Columbia.....

123

Rt-opening of some of the Sonthern Ports--Repudiates an

emancipation order of Major-General Hunter...... 124

The President's conference with the Loyal Governors-His

interview with the Border Congressmen-He reads to

them a powerful Appeal......

125

Instructions to Military and Naval Commanders...... 128

A draft for Three Hundred Thousand Men ordered— The

President speaks at a war meeting in Washington..... 129

The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22d, 1862... 131

The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1st, 1863.... 133

Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus........

135

He issues an Order for the observance of the Sabbath.... 136

His Annual Message of December, 1862–Important recom-

mendations to Congress....

137

Receives a Complimentary Address from Manchester, Eng-.

land .......

138

The President visits the Army of the Potomac-Reviews

the troops, etc......

140

The Enrolment Act and the rights of Aliens .

142

A National Thanksgiving ordered........

143

Letter from the President on the Emancipation Proclamo

tion to the Union men of Illinois....

145

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men.......

Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain cases 148
A Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving ....... 149
Three Hundred Thousand more men called for......... 151
The President's Dedicatory Address at the Consecrati of
the National Cemetery at Gettysburg.......

152 He issues another Thanksgiving Proclamation-His Andual

Message of December, 1863—Full pardon offered to the
Rebels...

153 Issues a Proclamation for Seven Hundred Thousand moro

156 Explanatory Proclamation of one issued December eighth, 1863...

157 An Impartial Review of the President's Policy.......... 158 Address of President Lincoln at a fair held at the Patent

Office at Washington, on March 18th, 1864....... 174 His Address to the Committee of the Workingman's Demo

cratic Republican Association of New York, on March 21st, 1864...

175 He is the choice of the Legislatures of Fifteen States, and of the American People for another term.....

177 Resolutions of the Union League of Philadelphia........ 179 Editorials from Leading Loyal Papers in the Union, recom

mending the re-nomination and re-election of Abraham Lingain for thą next Dnasidant of the United States 180

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