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Tuesday, December 30, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At cabinet meeting President provides members with copy of Emancipation Proclamation and requests them to offer suggestions. Preliminary Draft of Final Emancipation Proclamation, [30 December 1862], CW, 6:23-26.

President informs Gen. Burnside: "You must not make a general movement of the army without letting me know." Abraham Lincoln to Ambrose E. Burnside, 30 December 1862, CW, 6:22-23.