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Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley

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Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Daily Tribune, supported President Lincoln’s election and pressed him for an end to slavery early in his administration. The most widely circulated paper in the nation at the time, the Tribune was invited to the press event on August 14, 1862, which was intended by Lincoln to help prepare the nation for emancipation. As the president had hoped, Greeley included an exact transcription of the event in the August 15, 1862, edition. Lincoln clipped articles from newspapers and kept one pigeonhole in his desk specifically for Greeley’s columns.

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