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Well Known Proclamations

No president has issued more famous proclamations than Lincoln, from the proclamation declaring the first national day of Thanksgiving, to what is arguably the most famous presidential proclamation ever issued: the Emancipation Proclamation. These two, plus four well known wartime proclamations or orders, comprise the grouping I have included below:

Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress, April 15, 1861

Proclamation of Blockade Against Southern Ports, April 19, 1861

Order of Retaliation, July 30, 1863

Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1863

Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1863

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863