Return to General David Hunter
Lincoln from Andrew Johnson
Telegraph on Hunter's Emancipation Proclamation
May 22, 1862
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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.


Andrew Johnson

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
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln