On this day in the Civil War, New York Tribune Editor Horace Greeley publishes a letter in the newspaper titled “The Prayer of Twenty Millions”. In the letter Greeley criticizes President Lincoln’s stance on slavery. He states, “All attempts to put down the Rebellion and at the same time uphold its inciting cause are preposterous and futile.”

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Horace Greeley

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

 

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