United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

John V. L. Pruyn

Quill platform ID: p4518.

(22 June, 1811 -- 21 November, 1877) Pruyn was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Albany, N.Y., Pruyn studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832. Pruyn was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Erastus Corning and served from December 7th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865, and was elected to the Fortieth Congress in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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