160 years ago today - Jan 4, 1863

[Wilford Woodruff]
I went to the printing office & stoped untill 10 oclok to get the Telegraphic dispatches. We got President Abraham Lincoln Message delivered on the first day of Jan 1863 Setting free all slaves in all the Cotton States who were in arms against the Northern States.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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