United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Benjamin G. Harris

Quill platform ID: p4464.

(13 December, 1805 -- 4 April, 1895) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Mary’s County, Md., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867 when he was censured for treasonable utterances and tried for harboring Confederate soldiers. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Maryland Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Maryland Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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