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President Lincolnís Cottage to Display Emancipation Proclamation

By September 20, 2012

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President Lincoln's Cottage, located in northwest Washington, DC, will display a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation recently purchased by David M. Rubenstein, from September 22, 2012 (the date Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation) through the end of February 2013. Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation while living at the Cottage in the summer of 1862, making it the authentic place for understanding Lincoln's ideas on slavery and emancipation. President Lincoln's Cottage is offering programs, special tours, and events in partnership with national organizations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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