Abraham Lincoln to John A.J. Creswell, March 17, 1864

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    Abraham Lincoln to John A. J. Creswell, Thursday, March 17, 1864 (Emancipation in Maryland), Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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    Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL Adapted by John Osborne, Dickinson College
    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.
    Executive Mansion, Washington,
    March 17, 1864.
    My dear Sir:
    It needs not to be a secret, that I wish success to emancipation in Maryland. It would aid much to end the rebellion. Hence it is a matter of national consequence, in which every national man, may rightfully feel a deep interest. I sincerely hope the friends of the measure will allow no minor considerations to divide and distract them.
    Yours truly
    A Lincoln
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