The proclamation of emancipation, by the President of the United States, to take effect January 1st, 1863..
Issued in buff printed wrappers; quotation on back cover, "Slavery the chief corner-stone. 'This stone (slavery), which was rejected by the first builders, is become the chief stone of the corner in our new edifice.'--Speech of Alex. H. Stephens, vice-president of the so-called Confederate States, delivered March 21, '61."