United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Joseph Bailey

Quill platform ID: p4570.

(18 March, 1810 -- 26 August, 1885) Bailey was an American hatter, lawyer, and politician. Born in Chester County, Pa., Bailey worked as a hatter in Parkersville Pa. In 1840, Bailey was a member of the State house of representatives. In 1843, Bailey was a member of the State senate and again from 1851 to 1853. Bailey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. Bailey was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and afterwards participated in the State constitutional convention in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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