John C. Fremont
General Fremont's Proclamation came two years before President Lincoln's Proclamation. General Fremont intended to use military power to erradicate slavery. The intention was a means to gain labor and detract potential labor from the Confederate Army. President Lincoln found issue with the use of military power and the dissonance with the First Confiscation Act Congress had enacted.
This document shows President Lincoln's aprehension to use military force to impose political views.
This document expresses that General Fremont believed the Proclmation to be a valuable military measure. General Fremont requested President Lincoln publically retract the Proclamation to show that the President had control and also to show that General Fremont acted of his own accord.
This document gives deeper insight into President Lincoln's disaproval of the Fremont Proclamation.