An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(7 February, 1813 -- 18 September, 1870) Dawson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fayette County, Pa., Dawson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Dawson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and was later elected to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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