[1]   ADf, DLC-RTL; DS, DNA RG 46, Senate 37A F2; DS, RG 233, House of Representatives Original Executive Document No. 69. A joint resolution of April 10 declared that ``the United States ought to co-operate with any State which may adopt gradual abolishment of slavery giving to such State pecuniary aid, to be used by such State in its discretion to compensate for the inconveniences, public and private, produced by such change of system.'' A further resolution of April 14 ordered the printing of ten thousand copies of the message and resolutions. Emendations not in Lincoln's handwriting appear in the draft and were probably made at the cabinet meeting on March 5. Those which Lincoln adopted are indicated in succeeding footnotes, as also are Lincoln's significant deletions.

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