Item: article from the Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N.C.), 8 December 1862 (Volume 20: number 29), page 2, column 3.
Petersburg, Dec. 4.—The N. York Times, of the 2nd, has been received here. Lincoln’s message was read on Monday. It makes seven columns of the Times, and is a very sorry document. It opens by saying that since the assembling of the last Congress, another year of health and bountiful harvest has passed. While it has not pleased the Almighty to bless the United States with a return of peace, we can but press on, trusting that in God’s own good time all will be well. He calls his famous proclamation a contemplated emancipation scheme.
Citation: Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N.C.), 8 December 1862 (Volume 20: number 29), page 2, column 3. Call number: VC071 C748 folder 1. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.