Emancipation Proclamation To Tour New York State
The only surviving version of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Abraham Lincoln's handwriting will be making an eight-city tour of New York this fall.
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#1 Sep 18, 2012
Why? There were no slaves in New York when it was written and proclaimed. It served no purpose here.
Hell, it didnt even free a single slave in Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia or W.Virginia during the war. Only slaves in areas conquered by Union soldiers.
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