Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate for the Thirty-Eighth Session of Congress
An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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James A. Bayard leaves the Committee on his resignation from the Senate.
Reverdy Johnson is appointed to the Committee to fill the vacancy.
S. Res. 16 is amended and referred back to the Senate; S. Res. 24 and 25 are received from the Senate.
Mr. Sumner's Resolution on the Readmission of Rebellious States is received from the Senate.