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... in this reply to a religious delegation Lincoln explained why he should not issue an Emancipation Proclamation , he had at that very moment a draft of the Proclamation in his desk and was only holding it for the right occasion .
What good would a proclamation of emancipa- . tion from me do , especially as we are now situated ? I do not want to issue a document that the whole world will see must necessarily be inoperative , like the Pope's bull against the comet ...
But the proclamation , as law , either is valid or is not valid . If it is not valid , it needs no retraction . If it is valid , it cannot be retracted any more than the dead can be brought to life . Some of you profess to think its ...
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This was purchased as a gift for my Dad who said he enjoyed it very much. Each segment is brief making it nice for someone who doesnt have long uninterrupted stretches of time for reading. Read full review