Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops

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Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
Title
Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
Date 
ca. 1862
Medium 
Paper
Dimensions 
Paper: 9 in., 25 ft (22.9 x 762.2 cm)
Description 
Undated petition, probably ca. 1862, to United States President Abraham Lincoln from citizens of New York requesting that the governor of New York be authorized to raise a number of regiments composed wholly or partly of African American troops, including the signatures and addresses of petitioners. In scroll form, appproximately 25 feet long.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number 
MSS.BV.Petitions
Bibliography 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group