Top High School Lesson Plans Civil War Images - 8 now, consequently i, abraham lincoln, president of the united states, through distinctive feature of the power in me vested as commander-in-leader, of the military and military of the us in time of actual armed rise up against the authority and authorities of america, and as a in shape and necessary battle measure for suppressing stated riot, do, in this first day of january, inside the 12 months of our lord a thousand eight hundred and sixty-3, and according with my purpose with the intention to do publicly proclaimed for the whole duration of one hundred days, from the day first above referred to, order and designate as the states and components of states in which the people thereof respectively, are this present day in rise up towards the usa, the subsequent, to wit: arkansas, texas, louisiana, (besides the parishes of st. Bernard, plaquemines, jefferson, st. John, st. Charles, st. James ascension, assumption, terrebonne, lafourche, st. Mary, st. Martin, and orleans, which include the metropolis of recent orleans) mississippi, alabama, florida, georgia, south carolina, north carolina, and virginia, (besides the 40-eight counties unique as west virginia, and also the counties of berkley, accomac, northampton, elizabeth metropolis, york, princess ann, and norfolk, consisting of the cities of norfolk and portsmouth[)], and which excepted elements, are for the prevailing, left precisely as if this proclamation have been no longer issued. And via virtue of the strength, and for the purpose aforesaid, i do order and claim that every one people held as slaves inside stated unique states, and parts of states, are, and henceforward will be free; and that the govt authorities of the usa, which include the navy and naval authorities thereof, will apprehend and preserve the freedom of said persons. And that i hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be unfastened to abstain from all violence, until in essential self-defense; and that i advise to them that, in all instances while allowed, they exertions faithfully for affordable wages. And that i further declare and make recognized, that such humans of appropriate circumstance, can be obtained into the armed provider of america to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all kinds in stated provider. What can former slaves now do? Labor for wages and be part of the u.S. Militia and upon this act, surely believed to be an act of justice, warranted with the aid of the constitution, upon army necessity, i invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious desire of almighty god. In witness whereof, i have hereunto set my hand and brought about the seal of the usa to be affixed.