From the painting, “First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln” by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. From left to right: Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War), Salmon Chase (Secretary of the Treasury), Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Caleb B. Smith (Secretary of the Interior), William Seward [sitting] (Secretary of State), Montgomery Blair (Postmaster General), and Edward Bates (Attorney General).
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Wilbur F. Gordy A History of the United States for Schools (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916)