Abraham Lincoln is famous for getting to the point. His Gettysburg Address was just 274 words long.
Next Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of a somewhat longer, but equally famous Lincoln message: the Emancipation Proclamation. It took effect on January 1, 1863.
What exactly did the Emancipation Proclamation say? The full transcript from the National Archives is below. It’s fascinating reading. Just 719 words from beginning to end.
It’s important to note that Lincoln issued a limited read more >