President Lincoln Issues New Trade Regulations

January 26, 1864

President Lincoln issues order: “I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, having seen and considered the Additional Regulations of Trade prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and numbered LI, LII, LIII, LIV, LV, and LVI, do hereby approve the same; and I further declare and order that all property brought in for sale in good faith, and actually sold in pursuance of said Regulations LII, LIII, LIV, LV, and LVI, after the same shall have taken effect and come in force as provided in Regulation LVI, shall be exempt from confiscation or forfeiture to the United States.”

Washington National Republican reports that the regular Tuesday evening reception drew “about eight thousand pass the President and Mrs. Lincoln and pay their respects. President looks in better health than ever.”

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