United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Nathaniel B. Smithers

Quill platform ID: p4412.

(8 October, 1818 -- 16 January, 1896) Smithers was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Dover, Del., Smithers was admitted to the bar in 1840. Smithers served as Delaware secretary of state in 1865 and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress in order to fill a vacancy left by William Temple. Smithers served from December 7th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865 and failed a reelection in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Delaware Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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