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Sotheby’s Auctioning Off Original Copies of ‘Emancipation Proclamation’ and ’13th Amendment’

Part of 'Important Letters and Documents' sale set for May 25 in New York

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Sotheby’s is offering two significant documents in its “Two Centuries of American History: Highly Important Letters and Documents” auction on May 25 in New York. For sale are original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. The former’s pre-auction estimate is $1.5 million to $2 million, with the latter at $2 million to $3 million. Both are signed by President Abraham Lincoln. For more information on the auction, click here. Review images of the originals below.

13th Amendment
(Courtesy of Sotheby’s)

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Emancipation Proclamation
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