Category Archives: Seward, William H.

Emancipation Caps Lincoln’s Desperate Month, December 1862

African-Americans and Abolitionists across the country waited nervously 150 years ago today, for confirmation that President Lincoln had actually signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  No one close to the President doubted that he would before the end of the day.  But the country … Continue reading

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“He Has Probably Gone to Mr. Seward’s House….”

One of the greatest losses among the historic buildings with a Lincoln connection in the District of Columbia would certainly be the Secretary of State William Seward Home on Lafayette Square.  There was no other single place in Washington that Lincoln would … Continue reading

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