Lincoln from Andrew Johnson Telegraph on Hunter's Emancipation Proclamation May 22, 1862 Library of Congress
Washington D. C., May 22d. 1862.
Nashville Tenn May 22d
I thank you for your proclamation. It gives great satisfaction here, The morning Shadowed forth is in good time. Union Sentiment is being rapidly improved here. I hope you will have Richmond & Davis before this reaches you.
Note: This is Andrew Johnson's response to Abraham Lincoln's repudiation of General David Hunter's Emancipation Proclamation for the Department of the South