How did people feel about the Emancipation Proclamation?

During the Civil War, when President Lincoln made his Emancipation Proclamation, reactions varied greatly. Critics and enemies in the South scorned the move and even ridiculed it, although most of the slaves (quietly) celebrated it. Some Northerners disagreed with it out of fear that it would lengthen the war unnecessarily. Most Northerners, however, rejoiced with the hope that, at last, freedom was going to become reality for all Americans.

BTW, the Emancipation Proclamation explicitly freed no slaves at all in the few slave states still loyal to the Union (to prevent having them rebel too). It only proclaimed the slaves free in those states then in rebellion against the Union (where the Union had absolutely no power to enforce it). So the Emancipation Proclamation actually freed no slaves at all anywhere. The primary purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation was not to free slaves at all or even for US consumption, but as an instrument of international propaganda (particularly on the British who had banned slavery throughout the British Empire several years before, to cease support for the Confederacy and support only the Union) and it worked in that purpose.