An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(16 August, 1817 -- 30 December, 1865) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Annapolis, Md., Davis studied law and after admittance to the bar began practice in Alexandria, Va.. In 1850, Davis moved to Baltimore and was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth through Thirty-sixth Congresses. After an unsuccessful reelection, Davis was later elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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