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A President's Retreat

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A President's Retreat: Emancipation

PANORAMA: Lincoln developed his landmark Emancipation Proclamation while staying in the cottage. Director Frank D. Milligan hopes that this room, with its large writing desk and mulitmedia components, will bring the story of emancipation to life.



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