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Collection Reference Number GLC08057
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Conditions of Peace Required of the So-called Seceded States
Date 24 April 1861
Author Olmstead, Lemuel Gregory (1808-1880)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Eight articles express severe pro-Union sentiments. First article calls for unconditional surrender. Second article calls for one hundred "arch traitors" to be delivered up and hung. Third article calls for record of names of traitors so they can be disfranchised forever. Fourth article calls for property of traitors to be confiscated. Fifth article calls for seceded states to pay the balance of all expenses. Sixth article calls for the payment of debts due to Northerners. Seventh article calls for "the immediate and unconditional abolition of Slavery." Eighth article says seceded states will be governed as territories until they comply with the above articles. Caption at bottom of broadside: "The above is the least that an indignant people will accept, outraged as they have been, by the foulest, most heinous, and gigantic instance of crime recorded in history." Stamp at bottom of recto, and another on verso, that says "Lemuel G. Olmstead New York."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Secession  Surrender  Union Forces  Suffrage  Abolition  African American History  Slavery  Treason  Death Penalty  
People Olmstead, Lemuel Gregory (1808-1880)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Law; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945