The first draft of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which was presented to his full cabinet on July 22, 1862, is displayed at the Library of Congress in Washington.
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National Archives visitors looking at a display of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
The original Emancipation Proclamation on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington. A
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The official document bears Lincoln's signature and the United States seal, setting it apart from copies and drafts. It will make a rare public appearance from Sunday to Tuesday — New Year's Day — for thousands of visitors to mark its anniversary.