If Lincoln was passing the Emancipation Proclamation why was he concerned with the price of slaves?

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Page 290 Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

note 11. Page 235, Line 25, after the word God.

John W, Crisfield

When he was in the White house one day in July 1862, Mr. Lincoln said: " Well, Crisfield, how are you getting along with your report, have you written it yet?" Mr Crisfield replied that he had not. Mr. Lincoln knowing the Emancipation Proclamation was coming, in fact was only two months away - said,

:You better come up with an agreement. [email protected]#%$ will never be higher."

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865
By Ward Hill Lamon

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