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Abraham Lincoln letter, 1861

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Title

Abraham Lincoln letter, 1861

Subject

Constitutional amendments.

Description

Image of a letter from Abraham Lincoln to the Rhode Island Governor regarding amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Creator

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1861 March 16

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Text

To His Excellency,
The Governor of the State of Rhode Island,
Providence.

Washington, March 16, 1861.

Sir:

I transmit an authenticated copy of a Joint Resolution
to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted by
Congress and approved on the 2d of March, 1861, by
James Buchanan, President.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency’s obedient servant,

Abraham Lincoln

By the President:
William H. Seward
Secretary of State

Original Format

paper

Citation

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865., "Abraham Lincoln letter, 1861," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #312, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/312 (accessed April 24, 2014).