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1864-01-13 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Resolution to Create a Committee on Slavery and Freedmen
SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION Mr. Sumner submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to: Resolved, That a select committee of seven be appointed by the chair to take into consideration all propositions and...
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1864-02-15 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Abolish Slavery
ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. Mr. ARNOLD offered the following resolution, and moved the previous question on its adoption: Resolved, That the Constitution shall be so amended as to abolish slavery in the United States wherever it now exists, and to...
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1864-02-15 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion for the Yeas and Nays on the Resolution
Mr. HOLMAN called for the yeas and nays on the adoption of the resolution.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify the Clauses on Slavery Not to be Altered Prior to 1808
Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on Slavery and Congressional Interference
By Mr. MALLORY: Resolved, That the special committee of thirty-three be instructed to report amendments to the Constitution of the United States, so that in all the Territories of the United States north of the line of […]6° 33 north latitude,...
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1862-03-24 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: FREEDOM NATIONAL, SLAVERY SECTIONAL. Mr. ARNOLD introduced a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Territories.
FREEDOM NATIONAL, SLAVERY SECTIONAL. Mr. ARNOLD introduced a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Territories.
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1864-03-21 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate: S. 188
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES. [...] Mr. SUMNER. The select committee on slavery and freedmen, to whom have been referred a large number of petitions calling upon Congress to provide by legislation for the extinction of slavery, have had the same under...
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1862-05-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY. The question recurred on the engrossment and third reading of the bill (H. R. No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional. Mr. LOVEJOY. I withdraw the demand for the previous question.
PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY. The question recurred on the engrossment and third reading of the bill (H. R. No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional. Mr. LOVEJOY. I withdraw the demand for the previous question.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify the Clauses on Slavery Not to be Altered Prior to 1808
[Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.]
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1864-03-22 12:00:00 in the The Senate: S. 188
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES. [...] Mr. SUMNER. The select committee on slavery and freedmen, to whom have been referred a large number of petitions calling upon Congress to provide by legislation for the extinction of slavery, have had the same under...
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1861-12-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. HUTCHINS introduced a bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. HUTCHINS introduced a bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
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1861-12-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. R. No. 122
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. HUTCHINS introduced a bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
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1864-02-17 12:00:00 in the The Senate: S. 123
Mr. BROWN asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 123) to abolish slavery throughout all the States and Territories of the United States; which was read twice by its title, [Editors' note: This bill may be...
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1864-02-29 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Legal and Constitutional Protections of Slavery
SLAVERY. Mr. MORRISON submitted the following resolution, on which he demanded the previous question: Resolved, That slavery legally exists in some of the States of the Union by virtue of the constitution and laws of such States, and that neither...
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1862-05-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Order of Business: Resume the Consideration of H. R. No. 374
PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY. The SPEAKER stated the business in order to be the consideration of House bill No. 374, to render freedom national and slavery sectional; the pending question being on the motion to recommit it to the Committee on...
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1864-03-10 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Message from the Governor of Virginia
ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN VIRGINIA. The VICE PRESIDENT. With the indulgence of the Senate, the Chair will present a telegraphic communication from the Governor of Virginia, which has been transmitted with a request that it be laid before the Senate....
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1861-01-14 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion for Unanimous Consent to Introduce Constitutional Amendment
COMPROMISE RESOLUTIONS. Mr. FLORENCE. I desire to offer some res-olutions. [...] Mr. FLORENCE. I have the floor. I ask unanimous consent, to introduce the following resolutions: Whereas alarming dissensions have arisent between the northern and...
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1862-03-24 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. R. No. 374
FREEDOM NATIONAL, SLAVERY SECTIONAL. Mr. ARNOLD introduced a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Territories. Text of the bill can be found here:...
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1864-02-17 12:00:00 in the The Senate: [...] referred to the select committee on slavery and freedmen, and ordered to be printed.
[...] referred to the select committee on slavery and freedmen, and ordered to be printed.
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1864-02-08 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Refer S. Res. 24 to the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen
Mr. SUMNER. I move that it be referred to the committee on slavery and freedmen.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: [Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.]
[Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.]
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Slavery Question and Slavery Rights
By Mr. HUTCHINS: Resolved, That the select committee which is referred so much of the President’s message as relates to the state of the Union and the slavery question be requested to report, first, what legislation, if any, is necessary to give...
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolutions on Slavery Rights and Interstate Relations
By Mr. ADRAIN: Resolved, That the doctrine that Congress should inter-vene by law ether to prohibit or protect the domestic in-stitution of slavery in the Territories of this Government should be abandoned by those political parties which hold...
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1864-03-21 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate: [Editors' note: We have inferred the creation and referral of this document from its being reported in the Senate. The date of its creation and referral are unknown, but we have chosen to model them on the day before it is read in the Senate.]
[Editors' note: We have inferred the creation and referral of this document from its being reported in the Senate. The date of its creation and referral are unknown, but we have chosen to model them on the day before it is read in the Senate.]
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1864-02-17 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Print and Refer S. 123 to the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen
[...] referred to the select committee on slavery and freedmen, and ordered to be printed.
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1861-12-04 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Resolution Instructing the Committee on the District of Columbia to Consider the Expediency of Abolishing Slavery in D. C.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. WILSON. I desire to submit another resolution which I propose to refer to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and I want the Senator from Iowa to deal with the question: Resolved, That all laws now...
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1864-02-11 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate: S. 111
[Editors' note: This document was referred to the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen on February 10, 1864. We have assumed that it would have been received on the following day.]
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1862-03-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Message from the President of the United States: Recommending the Adoption of a Resolution to Cooperate with States That Adopt Gradual Abolition of Slavery
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a message from the President of the United States recommending the adoption of a joint resolution expressing the purpose of the United States to cooperate with any State which may...
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1866-02-06 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole : H. Res. 51 [Joint Committee on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee Report]: Mr. Sumner's Counter-Proposition
Mr. SUMNER. [...] By way of introduction I send to the Chair a counter-proposition, which I desire to have read. The Secretary read the following joint resolution: A joint resolution carrying out the guarantee of a republican form of government in...
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Protection of Domestic Slavery
By Mr. LEAKE: Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States ought to be amended, so as to provide: 1. That Congress shall have no power or jurisdiction over the subject of domestic slavery, either in the States, the Territories of the United...
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1860-12-17 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Constitution's Recognition of Slavery
SLAVERY. Mr. CRAWFORD. I offer the following reso-lution: Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States recognizes property in slaves; that Congress has passed laws to aid slaveholders in recapturing their slaves when-ever they escape and...
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1862-02-28 12:00:00 in the The Senate: S. No. 216
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Mr. CLARK. I ask the indulgence of the Senate to allow me to introduce a bill of which notice has been given, for the sake of having it printed merely. It is a bill which I intend to offer as a substitute for the bill...
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Joint Resolution to Amend the Constitution on the Slavery Question
By Mr. JOHN COCHRANE: Whereas a conflict of opinion dangerous to the peace and permanence of the Union has arisen concerning the true intent and meaning of the Constitution of the United States in relation to the subject of African slavery:...
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1864-06-15 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Reconsider
ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. Mr. ASHLEY. I rise to a privileged question. I move to reconsider the vote by which the constitutional amendment was rejected this afternoon.
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1862-04-10 12:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives: Motion to Resolve the House Into Committee of the Whole
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. STEVENS moved that the rules be suspended, and the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union.
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1862-03-08 00:00:00 in the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate: Message from the President of the United States: Recommending the Adoption of a Resolution to Cooperate with States That Adopt Gradual Abolition of Slavery
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Because we do not have the records of the Committee on the Judiciary it is not clear when the committee receives this document. However, we have modeled it as entering the committee the day after it is referred in the Senate records.]
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1864-02-15 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Joint Resolution Proposing an Emancipation Article to Be Added to the Constitution
AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION. Mr. WINDOM introduced the following resolution; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, &c., That (two thirds of...
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1862-06-09 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Take Up H. R. No. 374
FREEDOM IN THE TERRITORIES. Mr. WADE. I move to take up the bill from the House prohibiting slavery in the Territories.
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on Sectional Controversy and Slavery
By Mr. ENGLISH: Resolved, That for the purpose of doing justice, and securing peace and prosperity, the committee of thirty-three be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the settlement of the present unfortunate and sectional...
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1866-03-09 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole : H. Res. 51 [Joint Committee on Reconstruction: Sub-Committee Report]: Mr. Yates' Amendment
Mr. YATES. I move to strike out all of the resolution after its enacting clause, and to insert: That no State or Territory of the United States shall by any constitution, law, or other regulation whatever, heretofore in force or hereafter to be...
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1862-05-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: The SPEAKER stated the business in order to be the consideration of the bill (H. R. No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional, on which the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. Lovejoy] had moved the previous question.
The SPEAKER stated the business in order to be the consideration of the bill (H. R. No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional, on which the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. Lovejoy] had moved the previous question.
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1862-05-01 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Mr. LOVEJOY, by unanimous consent, reported from the Committee of Territories a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. LOVEJOY, by unanimous consent, reported from the Committee of Territories a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed.
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1862-03-31 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, accordingly resumed the consideration of the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, accordingly resumed the consideration of the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.
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1867-07-12 12:00:00 in the The Senate: The Chief Clerk read the title as follows: A bill (S. No. 115) to enforce the several provisions of the Constitution abolishing slavery, declaring the immunities of citizens, and guarantying a republican form of government, by securing the elective franchise to colored citizens. (Vol. 38, Pg. 614)
The Chief Clerk read the title as follows: A bill (S. No. 115) to enforce the several provisions of the Constitution abolishing slavery, declaring the immunities of citizens, and guarantying a republican form of government, by securing the elective...
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1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 22
Section 22 was read as follows: Section 22. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in this State.
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1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 22
Section 22 was read as follows: Section 22. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in this State.
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1862-05-01 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. R. No. 374
Mr. LOVEJOY, by unanimous consent, reported from the Committee of Territories a bill to render freedom national and slavery sectional; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed.
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1862-03-20 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day is the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, and upon that the Senator from Virginia is entitled to the floor.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day is the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, and upon that the Senator from Virginia is entitled to the floor.
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1862-03-19 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, and upon that question the Senator from Massachusetts is entitled to the floor.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, and upon that question the...
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1862-03-25 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, upon which the Senator from Massachusetts is entitled to the floor.
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole,...
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1864-05-31 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: The motion was agreed to. The House accordingly proceeded to consider the business on the Speaker's table, as follows: [...] ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. Joint resolution (S. No. 16) submitting to the Legislatures of the several States a proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States.
The motion was agreed to. The House accordingly proceeded to consider the business on the Speaker's table, as follows: [...] ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. Joint resolution (S. No. 16) submitting to the Legislatures of the several States a proposition to...
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1862-04-03 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Mr. MORRILL. Then I move that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 108, for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.
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1862-03-28 12:00:00 in the The Senate: BILL INTRODUCED. Mr. WRIGHT asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 252) abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read twice by its title, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.
BILL INTRODUCED. Mr. WRIGHT asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 252) abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read twice by its title, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.
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1866-01-31 00:00:00 in the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction: Resolution to Include Previous Condition of Slavery in the Amendment
Mr. Johnson submitted the following in order to obtain the sense of the Committee: Resolved, That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, in relation to the basis of representation, should be so modified as to include among...
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1862-05-08 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. R. No. 374
PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY. Mr. LOVEJOY also, from the same committee, reported back, with an amendment to the title and with the recommendation that it do pass, bill of the House (No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional, and moved the...
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1862-03-12 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Mr. MORRILL. I move to take up for consideration the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. I desire to have the amendments acted upon.
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1862-04-10 12:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives: Motion to Set Aside Bills on the Calendar to Take Up S. 108
Mr. STEVENS. I move that all the preceding bills on the Calendar be laid aside, and that the committee take up the bill for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.
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1861-12-04 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Refer the Resolution to the Committee on the District of Columbia
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Mr. WILSON. I desire to submit another resolution which I propose to refer to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and I want the Senator from Iowa to deal with the question: Resolved, That all laws now...
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1862-06-09 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: H. R. No. 374 [Senate Committee Report]
So the motion was agreed to; and the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. No. 374) to secure freedom to all persons within the Territories of the United States. The bill is in these words: That slavery and...
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1862-02-27 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Take Up S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Mr. MORRILL. I move to take up the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, with a view of assigning a time for its consideration.
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1862-03-20 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day is the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, and upon that the Senator from Virginia is entitled to the floor.
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1862-03-31 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, accordingly resumed the consideration of the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia.
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1862-04-16 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Message From the President of the United States: S. No. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States. Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The act entitled “An act for the release of...
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1864-02-17 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Make S. Res. 16 the Special Order for Monday Next
Mr. TRUMBULL. I will state to the Senate that this is the joint resolution introduced at an early day of the session by the Senator from Missouri, [Mr. Henderson,] and to which the Committee on the Judiciary have proposed an amendment, to amend the...
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1862-03-19 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, and upon that question the...
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1862-03-25 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The VICE PRESIDENT. The special order of the day, being the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, is now before the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole,...
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1862-05-08 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Engrossment and Third Reading of H. R. No. 374
Mr. LOVEJOY also, from the same committee, reported back, with an amendment to the title and with the recommendation that it do pass, bill of the House (No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional, and moved the previous question upon...
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - insert cross-references to Article 1.
One of the only changes to the report of the Committee of Style not accounted for elsewhere is the specific wording on the prohibition of the amendment of the Constitution in ways that would interfere with slavery prior to 1808. The editors' view is...
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Right of Property in Slaves
By Mr. HINDMAN: Resolved, That amendments of the Constitution of the United States ought to be made as follows, to wit: 1. An express recognition of the right of property in slaves in the States where it now exists or may hereafter exist, and an...
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1862-04-02 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill passed over informally now comes up for consideration. It is the bill (S. No. 108) which is before the Senate as in Committee of the Whole. The immediate question, on the adjournment of...
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1862-04-10 12:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives: Motion to Lay Aside S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Senate bill No. 108, being an act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, was next reached on the Calendar. Mr. WEBSTER. I move that that bill be laid aside. [Laughter.]
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1868-12-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Print
[Mr. SUMNER.] ... He also asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 650) to enforce the several provisions of the Constitution abolishing slavery, declaring the immunities of citizens, and guarantying a republican...
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1862-05-08 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion for the Previous Question on the Engrossment and Third Reading of H. R. No. 374
Mr. LOVEJOY also, from the same committee, reported back, with an amendment to the title and with the recommendation that it do pass, bill of the House (No. 374) to render freedom national and slavery sectional, and moved the previous question upon...
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1862-06-09 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: H. R. No. 374 [Senate Committee Report]: Committee Amendment
The Committee on Territories reported the bill with an amendment; to strike out all after the enacting clause, and to insert the following in lieu thereof: That from and after the passage of this act there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary...
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1864-02-10 12:00:00 in the The Senate: S. 111
BILL INTRODUCED. Mr. CLARK asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce, a bill (S. No. 111) ratifying and confirming the proclamation of the President of the United States dated January 1, 1863, and giving it the force of statute;...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Reframing the Fugitive Slave Clause
Art. IV. sect 2. parag: 3. the term “legally” was struck out, and “under the laws thereof” inserted 〈after the word “State,”〉 in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term 〈legal〉 equivocal, and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Reframing the Fugitive Slave Clause
Art. IV. sect 2. parag: 3. the term “legally” was struck out, and “under the laws thereof” inserted 〈after the word “State,”〉 in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term 〈legal〉 equivocal, and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a...
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1860-12-18 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Constitution's Recognition of Slavery: Mr. Adrain's Amendment
Mr. ADRAIN. I desire to offer an amendment to that resolution. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Adrain offers an amendment to the resolution, however, it is not read before being struck down. Therefore the text changes aren't clear.]
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1862-03-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Print and Refer the President's Message
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a message from the President of the United States recommending the adoption of a joint resolution expressing the purpose of the United States to cooperate with any State which may...
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1787-08-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article IV: Section 4 - Dickinson for At Least One Representative Per State
It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the fourth section of the fourth article, namely, “Provided that every State shall have at least one representative”. Editors' note: This proposal, made by John Dickinson, came, according...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 4: Section 2 - Third Clause: "Legally" Replaced with "Under the Laws Thereof"
Art. IV. sect 2. parag: 3. the term “legally” was struck out, and “under the laws thereof” inserted after the word “State,” in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term legal equivocal, and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a moral view—
PROCEDURE
1862-03-17 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Take Up S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. Mr. WILSON, of Massachusetts. I move that the Senate proceed to the consideration of executive business. Mr. MORRILL. Will the Senator yield to me for a single moment? Mr. WILSON, of Massachusetts. Certainly. Mr....
PROCEDURE
1867-07-15 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Suspend the Rules for the Consideration of S. 124
BUSINESS OF THE SESSION. Mr. SUMNER. I move that the Senate take up the resolution that I laid on the table on Saturday. Mr. HENDRICKS. Let it be read. The Chief Clerk read as follows: Resolved, That the rule of the Senate limiting business be...
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1862-05-14 00:00:00 in the Committee on Territories of the Senate: H. R. No. 374 [Committee Report]: Committee Amendment
The Committee on Territories reported the bill with an amendment; to strike out all after the enacting clause, and to insert the following in lieu thereof: That from and after the passage of this act there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary...
CREATE
1862-03-28 12:00:00 in the The Senate: S. No. 252
BILL INTRODUCED. Mr. WRIGHT asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 252) abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia; which was read twice by its title, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.
PROCEDURE
1867-07-03 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Print
Mr. SUMNER. I now ask leave to introduce a bill without previous notice, it being substantially a bill introduced at the last session, but with certain amendments, which I have introduced at the suggestion of gentlemen of Maryland, and in order to...
CREATE
1864-03-28 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. Res. 53
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION. Mr. STEVENS offered the following resolution, and upon it demanded the previous question: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the...
PROCEDURE
1867-07-03 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Motion to Lay on the Table
Mr. SUMNER. I now ask leave to introduce a bill without previous notice, it being substantially a bill introduced at the last session, but with certain amendments, which I have introduced at the suggestion of gentlemen of Maryland, and in order to...
PROCEDURE
1862-03-18 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole: Motion to Resume Consideration of S. 108
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT. The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the consideration of the bill (S. No. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, the pending question being on the motion...
PROCEDURE
1862-06-17 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Take Up H. R. No. 374
FREEDOM IN THE TERRITORIES. The first bill taken up for consideration was bill of the House No. 374, to secure freedom to all persons within the Territories of the United States, which had been returned from the Senate with the following amendment:...
SESSION
1862-03-08 00:00:00 in the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate
A message from the President of the United States on the abolition of slavery is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
08 Mar 1862, 00:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1864-03-21 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate
S. 188 is created and referred into the Senate.
21 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-02-09 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate
S. 99 is received from the Senate.
09 Feb 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-02-11 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate
S. 111 is received from the Senate.
11 Feb 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-03-19 00:00:00 in the House of Representatives Committee of the Whole
The President's Annual Message is debated.
19 Mar 1864, 00:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-02-08 12:00:00 in the The Senate
Hon. James W. Grimes' credentials are adopted; S. Res. 24 and S. Res. 25 are first introduced and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; S. 99 is first introduced and referred to the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen; Mr. Sumner submits...
08 Feb 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-03-28 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
S. Res. 16 is debated.
28 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1862-03-31 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, takes up S. 108
31 Mar 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1864-04-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate
S. Res. 16 is debated.
07 Apr 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-03-15 12:00:00 in the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen of the Senate
President Lincoln's address to Congress is received from the Senate.
15 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-11 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House continues to consider S. Res. 16
11 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1862-05-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House considers H. R. No. 374
09 May 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1864-04-08 12:00:00 in the The Senate
S. Res. 16 is debated and amendments are proposed to it before it is finally passed.
08 Apr 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-06-15 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
S. Res. 16 is taken up and debated by the House, and rejected.
15 Jun 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House continues to consider S. Res. 16.
12 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-13 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House continues to consider S. Res. 16.
13 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-03-31 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
S. Res. 16 is debated; Mr. Davis proposes another amendment to it.
31 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-07 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
Brutus Clay and Chilton White join the House; the House continues to consider S. Res. 16.
07 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1862-04-11 12:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union of the House of Representatives
The House, as in Committee of the Whole, considers S. 108 and reports it back to the House without amendment
11 Apr 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1865-01-10 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House continues to consider S. Res. 16
10 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-03-22 12:00:00 in the The Senate
S. 188 is reported by the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen and passes to a second reading.
22 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-09 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
William Johnston joins the House; the House continues to consider S. Res. 16
09 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1866-03-05 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, continues to consider H. Res. 51
05 Mar 1866, 00:00
In: United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
SESSION
1862-03-19 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
The Senate, Committee of the Whole, takes up S. 108; Mr. Grimes makes bills on D. C. the special order for April 3rd
19 Mar 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1865-01-31 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House continues to consider S. Res. 16; it is passed.
31 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
More members join the House. Various members present Resolutions to instruct the Committee of Thirty-Three on the slavery question.
12 Dec 1860, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1864-03-30 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
S. Res. 16 is debated; Mr. Davis proposes an amendment to it.
30 Mar 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-04-04 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
S. Res. 16 is debated.
04 Apr 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1862-05-14 00:00:00 in the Committee on Territories of the Senate
The committee reports H. R. No. 374 with an amendment
14 May 1862, 00:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1865-01-28 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House takes up and debates S. Res. 16.
28 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1862-03-24 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, takes up S. 108
24 Mar 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1864-06-14 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House takes up S. Res. 16 and it is debated.
14 Jun 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1865-01-06 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
James Allen joins the House; the House considers S. Res. 16.
06 Jan 1865, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
SESSION
1864-02-10 12:00:00 in the The Senate
S. 11 is first introduced and referred to the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen; S. Res. 16 is reported from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendments.
10 Feb 1864, 12:00
In: United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
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1862-05-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House resumes consideration of H. R. No. 374 and passes it
12 May 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1862-04-02 12:00:00 in the Senate Committee of the Whole
The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, takes up S. 108
02 Apr 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
SESSION
1862-03-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate
The Senate receives a message from the President of the United States on the abolition of slavery and refers it to the Committee on the Judiciary
07 Mar 1862, 12:00
In: The Road to Civil War
PERSON
Theodore Sedgwick
(9 May 1746 – 24 January 1813) Pioneer of antislavery jurisprudence, lawyer delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. Representative, and Senator. As a lawyer, he is recalled chiefly for his successful defence in 1783 of Elizabeth Freeman against...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
William L. Smith
(2 October 1758 – 19 December 1812) Lawyer, Congressman, diplomat, and planter. During his political appointments, Smith represented the interests of the merchant and planter communities to which he belonged. He was a keen defender of...
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
Pierce Butler
(11 July 1744 – 15 February 1822) One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., planter, and officer in the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and a member of the U.S Senate. Committed to protecting the rights...
In: South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at Continental Congress; South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
PERSON
Pierce Butler
(11 July 1744 – 15 February 1822) One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., planter, and officer in the Revolutionary War. He served as a a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and a member of the U.S Senate. Committed to protecting the...
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
George Mason
(11 December 1725 – 7 October 1792) Planter, slave owner, militia officer and legislator. He joined the Virginia House of Burgesses and later the revolutionary Virginia Convention. He was central to the creation of the Virginia Declaration of Rights...
In: Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Virginia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
Oliver Ellsworth
(29 April, 1745 – 26 November, 1807) Ellsworth was an American lawyer, judge, politician, and diplomat. Born in Connecticut, he entered Yale and later the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). He was a framer of the United States Constitution,...
In: Connecticut Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
PERSON
Ralph Izard
(23 January 1742 – 30 May 1804) Planter, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Senate President pro tempore. Fascinated by Europe, Izard spent some years in Italy, England, and France; he was the first patron in Europe of American painter John Singleton Copley....
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
Charles Carroll
(19 September 1737 – 14 November 1832) Planter, businessman, signer of the Declaration of Independence (the only Roman Catholic), and U.S. Senator. Although Carroll acknowledged that slavery was “a great evil”, he ran the family tobacco producing...
In: Maryland Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Maryland Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
William Grayson
(1736–12 March 1790) Soldier, lawyer, and U.S. Senator. After taking up law, Grayson served in the Virginia Convention in 1775 and then as a colonel of infantry in the army. He proceeded to Congress in 1784, where he was acting president. He...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)