New York Times.

January 1, 1863.

Emancipation Proclamation.

This day on the first of January president Abraham Lincoln just announced the Emancipation Proclamation has gone into effect. The south did not take our offer and it has come to this. As of this day all slaves are free and protected by the United States government.

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Negros can fight!

Now that we have passed this negro's can fight for the North against the confederates. We have a chance to end this war for good. If we all work together to enforce this this will be the first step for freedom for the African Americans.