HALE, EDWARD EVERETT, et al. Printed Document Signed by 9 people, 1 p, oblong 4to, [presumably Boston, September 1862], light creasing, about fine.
HEARTFELT ENDORSEMENT OF LINCOLN'S EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, SIGNED BY NINE MASSACHUSETTS UNITARIANS, led by Edward Everett Hale and James Freeman Clark and also Rufus Ellis, Frederick Hedge, Almanza Ryder, William Alger, George Hepworth, Cyrus Bartol, and William Tilden.
Reads in full: "To Abraham Lincoln, The President of the United States: We, the undersigned, hereby express to you our cordial approval of your late Proclamation of Prospective Emancipation, as a measure intrinsically right and necessary to secure for the country a righteous and permanent peace; and we earnestly hope that it may be carried into full effect. In so doing be assured that you have our entire support and most hardy prayers."