United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

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Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 07 Dec 1863, 12:00

Credentials of John Conness

People: James W. Nesmith




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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 07 Dec 1863, 12:00

Resolution to Inquire into Robert Wilson's Claim

People: John Sherman



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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Dec 1863, 12:00

Resolution to Elect a Chaplain for the Thirty-Eighth Congress

People: Solomon Foot

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Dec 1863, 12:00

Resolution for P. Hickey to Withdraw His Petition and Papers from Senate Files

People: John Conness

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Dec 1863, 12:00

The resolution was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. B. Gratz Brown

People: Edwin D. Morgan

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

The credentials were read,


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Resolution to Appoint the Standing Committees

People: Henry B. Anthony

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Membership of the Committee on Claims

People: Henry B. Anthony

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Membership of the Committee On the District of Columbia

People: Henry B. Anthony

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Membership of the Committee on Territories

People: Henry B. Anthony

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Membership of the Committee on Enrolled Bills

People: Henry B. Anthony

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 Jan 1864, 12:00

Resolution on the Death of Senator Lemuel J. Bowden of Virginia

People: John S. Carlile

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 Jan 1864, 12:00

The resolutions were unanimously adopted,


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 13 Jan 1864, 12:00

Resolution to Create a Committee on Slavery and Freedmen

People: Charles Sumner

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 19 Jan 1864, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. Thomas Holliday Hicks

People: Reverdy Johnson

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 19 Jan 1864, 12:00

The credentials were read;


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 28 Jan 1864, 12:00

Resolution on the Colonization of Persons of African Descent from the District of Columbia

People: Morton S. Wilkinson

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Feb 1864, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. George Read Riddle

People: Willard Saulsbury

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] which were read, and ordered to be placed on the files of the Senate.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. James W. Grimes

People: James Harlan

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] which were read, and ordered to be placed on the files of the Senate.




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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 May 1864, 12:00

Election of Chaplain







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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 Dec 1864, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. Nathan A. Farwell

People: Lot M. Morrill

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 Dec 1864, 12:00

The credentials were read,



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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 Dec 1864, 12:00

Resolution to Create Committee to Wait Upon the President

People: Solomon Foot


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 Dec 1864, 12:00

Appointment of the Committee to Wait on the President




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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Dec 1863, 12:00

Message from the House


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 09 Dec 1863, 12:00

President's Annual Message to Congress


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 09 Dec 1863, 12:00

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Dec 1863, 12:00

Membership of the Committee on the Judiciary

People: Henry B. Anthony


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 Jan 1864, 12:00

Resolutions on the Constitution and Government

People: Garrett Davis


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 07 Jan 1864, 12:00

Resolutions on the Nature of the Government

People: John S. Carlile


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 Jan 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 16

People: John B. Henderson


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 04 Feb 1864, 12:00

Report of the Committee on Territories on S. 45

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 04 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] which was ordered to be printed.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

Resolutions on Emancipation and Liberty

People: Charles Sumner

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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 10 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 16


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 29 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 99


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 29 Feb 1864, 12:00

Report of the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen on S. 99

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 29 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] which was ordered to be printed.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Mar 1864, 12:00

S. 114


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 10 Mar 1864, 12:00

S. 159

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 10 Mar 1864, 12:00

[...] which was read and passed to a second reading.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 14 Mar 1864, 12:00

Secretary of the Interior's Letter to the President Relative to the Colonization Fund


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 22 Mar 1864, 12:00

S. 188

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 22 Mar 1864, 12:00

The bill was read, and passed to a second reading.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 24 May 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 57


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 27 May 1864, 12:00

H. R. 244


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 31 May 1864, 12:00

Credentials of Hon. Elisha Baxter

People: Solomon Foot


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 27 Jun 1864, 12:00

Resolution on the Readmission of Rebel States


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Jul 1864, 12:00

H. R. 244


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 Jan 1864, 12:00

S. 45

People: James H. Lane


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 04 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 45


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 24

People: Charles Sumner


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 99

People: Charles Sumner

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] and referred to the select committee on slavery and freedmen.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 25

People: Henry B. Anthony


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 10 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 111

People: Daniel Clark

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 10 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] and referred to the select committee on slavery and freedmen.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 13 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 114

People: James Harlan

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 13 Feb 1864, 12:00

[...] and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 17 Feb 1864, 12:00

S. 123

People: B. Gratz Brown


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 15 Mar 1864, 12:00

S. 169

People: Morton S. Wilkinson


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 30 Mar 1864, 12:00

S. 209

People: John Sherman

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 30 Mar 1864, 12:00

[...] and referred to the Committee on Claims.


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 06 Apr 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 16

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 08 Apr 1864, 12:00

[Editors' note: S. Res. 16 was then sent to the House.]



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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 05 May 1864, 12:00

H. R. 244


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 11 May 1864, 12:00

S. 169


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 27 May 1864, 12:00

Resolution on the Readmission of Rebel States

People: Charles Sumner


Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 28 May 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 57

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 28 May 1864, 12:00

[Editors' note: S. Res. 57 was then sent to the House.]



Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Jun 1864, 12:00

S. Res. 57

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Jun 1864, 12:00

[Editors' note: S. Res. 57 is sent to the President for signature.]


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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 02 Jul 1864, 12:00

H. R. 244



Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 04 Jul 1864, 12:00

H. R. 244

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 04 Jul 1864, 12:00

[Editors' note: H. R. 244 is sent to the President for signature.]



Creator event:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Feb 1865, 12:00

S. Res. 16

Last decision:

United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Date: 01 Feb 1865, 12:00

[Editors' note: S. Res. 16 is sent to the President for signature.]