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  [ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION.]  
 
 
Harper's Weekly
 
January 10, 1863
   
 
 
Pompey
“What day ob de month id dis, Massa?”
Master.
“Twenty-sixth December. Why?”
Pompey.
“Oh! cause you knows Massa Linkum he gib us our Papers on de First January, God bless um; and now I wants to say as how you allus was a good Massa, and so I'll gib you a Mont's Notice to git anudder Boy. Niggers is powerful cheap now, Massa!”

 
 
 

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