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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Committee on Territories of the Senate for the Thirty-Eighth Session of Congress.

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Session 8456: 1864-03-16 12:00:00

S. 169 is received from the Senate.

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S. 169

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A BILL

To repeal all acts making appropriations for the colonization of free persons of African descent.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section eleven of an act entitled "An act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," passed April sixteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and also that part of the first section of an act entitled "An act making supplemental appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes," passed July two, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, which reads as follows: "To enable the President to carry out the act of Congress for the emancipation of the slaves in the District of Columbia, and to colonize those to be made free by the probable passage of a confiscation bill, five hundred thousand dollars, to be repaid to the treasury out of confiscated property, to be used at the discretion of the President in securing the right of colonization of said persons made free, and in payment of the necessary expenses of their removal," be, and the same are hereby, repealed: Provided, however, That this act shall not be construed so as to interfere with any expenditure that may have been incurred by carrying into effect the parts of acts above repealed, or any expenditure necessary to fulfil existing engagements in relation thereto.

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