What if Abraham Lincoln had email?

From: President Abraham Lincoln <Honest.Abe@whitehouse.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 1862 4:26 AM
To: White House Speech Department <Speech.Department@whitehouse.gov>
Subject: slaves free speech-the title is always the hardest part

I’m told by General Grant I have to change the name of the “Slaves are free!” speech to something more subtle. I’ll be honest, I’m stumped. Please come up with something.



From: White House Speech Department  <Speech.Department@whitehouse.gov>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 1937 4:28 AM
To: President Abraham Lincoln <Honest.Abe@whitehouse.gov>
Subject: RE: title for the freeing slaves speech

Mr. President,
A few ideas: “Declaration of the Equality of Man”…. “Enunciation of the Freedoms of all Peoples” ? Or “the Underground Railroad has Been Relocated Above Ground?” Just kidding about that last one.


From: President Abraham Lincoln <Honest.Abe@whitehouse.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 1862 4:31 AM
To: White House Speech Department <Speech.Department@whitehouse.gov>
Subject: RE: title for the freeing slaves speech

That better not be all you’ve got



From: White House Speech Department <Speech.Department@whitehouse.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 1862 4:33 AM
To: President Abraham Lincoln <Honest.Abe@whitehouse.gov>
Subject: RE: title for the freeing slaves speech

No, sorry Mr. President.


Stevens just threw this one out there: “the Emancipation Proclamation.” Kind of cheesy to rhyme a speech about freeing the slaves, IMO, but I thought I’d share it…



From: President Abraham Lincoln <Honest.Abe@whitehouse.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 1937 4:35 AM
To: White House Speech Department <Speech.Department@whitehouse.gov>
Subject: RE: title for the freeing slaves speech

BINGO