Friday, November 28, 2014

An Irony of American History ...

On September 24 [1862], just two days after he issued the Preliminary Proclamation [on Emancipation], Lincoln issued a second order, Proclamation 94, suspending habeas corpus for the entire nation.

--Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave American the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War (2014), p. 171

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