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    William H. Seward. When Lincoln first read a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet in July 1862, Secretary of State Seward persuaded Lincoln to wait to issue the Proclamation until a Union army victory could prove that the federal government had the power to enforce the Proclamation. Lincoln took Seward’s advice and waited to issue the Proclamation until after the Battle of Antietam in September.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    William H. Seward. When Lincoln first read a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet in July 1862, Secretary of State Seward persuaded Lincoln to wait to issue the Proclamation until a Union army victory could prove that the federal government had the power to enforce the Proclamation. Lincoln took Seward’s advice and waited to issue the Proclamation until after the Battle of Antietam in September.

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