Category - Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln

Proclamation of Blockade Against Southern Ports

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and...

Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress

April 15, 1861 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES A PROCLAMATION. Whereas the laws of the United States have been for some time past, and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama...

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, in and by the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that the President “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United...

Thanksgiving Day

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are...

The Emancipation Proclamation – Document

January 1, 1863 A Transcription By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the...

The Second Confiscation Act – 1862

CHAP. CXCV.–An Act to suppress Insurrection, to punish Treason and Rebellion, to seize and confiscate the Property of Rebels, and for other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in...