A Proclamation by President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation issued on January 1, 1863. "Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free..."
One hundred dollar bill of the Confederate States of America, 1862.
Printed and signed one hundred dollar of the Confederate States of America. Interest-bearing notes were one form of currency issued by the Confederate government. In this example, "Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States / The CONFEDERATE STATES of AMERICA / Will pay / ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to Bearer with Interest at two cents per day / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES." It depicts milk maid at left, locomotive with black smoke in center, white paper, black print, plain back. Date is hand inscribed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed. Printing: "J T Paterson, Columbia, S. C."