Green Adams to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, December 31, 1862 (Emancipation Proclamation), Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by John Osborne, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.
Office of the Auditor of the Treasury
For the Post Office Department,
Decr 31st 1862.
For God,s sake, stand by the proclamation-- No taking back, show the people you intend to stand firm by any policy you may adopt & the people will stand by you
The Good men of Kentucky will stand by you in every effort to crush the rebellion, and if you will let the political jugglers know they have to toe the mark, they will sink & come too