United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives of the Thirty-Eighth Session of Congress

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Session 3523: 1864-02-15 12:00:00

Mr. Windom submits a Joint Resolution Proposing an Emancipation Article to be Added to the Constitution, which is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; Mr. Arnold submits a Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Abolish Slavery, which is adopted; H. R. 244 is reported from the Committee on Rebellious States and recommitted to the same.

Membership (at session start):

James C. Allen, William J. Allen, John B. Alley, William B. Allison, Oakes Ames, Sydenham E. Ancona, Lucien Anderson, Isaac N. Arnold, James M. Ashley, Joseph Bailey, Augustus C. Baldwin, John D. Baldwin, Portus Baxter, Fernando C. Beaman, James G. Blaine, Francis P. Blair, Jacob B. Blair, George Bliss, Henry T. Blow, George S. Boutwell, Sempronius H. Boyd, Augustus Brandegee, James Brooks, John M. Broomall, James S. Brown, William G. Brown, John W. Chanler, Ambrose W. Clark, Freeman Clarke, Brutus J. Clay, Amasa Cobb, Alexander H. Coffroth, Cornelius Cole, Schuyler Colfax, Thomas Cottman, Samuel S. Cox, James A. Cravens, John A. J. Creswell, Henry Winter Davis, Thomas T. Davis, Henry L. Dawes, John L. Dawson, Henry C. Deming, Charles Denison, Nathan F. Dixon, Ignatius L. Donnelly, John F. Driggs, Ebenezer Dumont, Ephraim R. Eckley, John R. Eden, Joseph K. Edgerton, Charles A. Eldredge, Thomas D. Eliot, James E. English, John F. Farnsworth, Reuben E. Fenton, A. P. Field, William E. Finck, Augustus Frank, John Ganson, James A. Garfield, Daniel W. Gooch, Henry Grider, Josiah B. Grinnell, John Augustus Griswold, James T. Hale, William A. Hall, Aaron Harding, Henry W. Harrington, Benjamin G. Harris, Charles M. Harris, Anson Herrick, William Higby, William S. Holman, Samuel Hooper, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Calvin T. Hulburd, Wells A. Hutchins, Thomas Jenckes, Philip Johnson, William Johnston, George W. Julian, Martin Kalbfleisch, John A. Kasson, William D. Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, Orlando Kellogg, Francis Kernan, Austin A. King, Anthony L. Knapp, John Law, Jesse Lazear, Francis C. Le Blond, DeWitt C. Littlejohn, Benjamin F. Loan, Alexander Long, John W. Longyear, Owen Lovejoy, Robert Mallory, Daniel Marcy, James M. Marvin, Archibald McAllister, John R. McBride, Joseph W. McClurg, James F. McDowell, Walter D. McIndoe, John F. McKinney, George Middleton, Samuel F. Miller, William H. Miller, James K. Moorhead, Justin S. Morrill, Daniel Morris, James R. Morris, William R. Morrison, Amos Myers, Leonard Myers, Homer A. Nelson, Warren P. Noble, Jesse O. Norton, Charles O'Neill, John O'Neill, Moses F. Odell, Godlove S. Orth, James W. Patterson, George H. Pendleton, Sidney Perham, Nehemiah Perry, Frederick A. Pike, Theodore M. Pomeroy, Hiram Price, John V. L. Pruyn, William Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, James C. Robinson, Andrew J. Rogers, Edward H. Rollins, James S. Rollins, Lewis W. Ross, Robert C. Schenck, Glenni W. Scofield, John G. Scott, Thomas B. Shannon, Ithamar C. Sloan, Green C. Smith, Nathaniel B. Smithers, Rufus P. Spalding, John F. Starr, Henry G. Stebbins, John B. Steele, William G. Steele, Thaddeus Stevens, John D. Stiles, Myer Strouse, John T. Stuart, Lorenzo D. M. Sweat, M. Russell Thayer, Francis Thomas, Henry W. Tracy, Charles Upson, Robert B. Van Valkenburgh, Daniel W. Voorhees, William H. Wadsworth, Elijah Ward, William B. Washburn, Elihu B. Washburne, Edwin H. Webster, Kellian Whaley, Ezra Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Joseph W. White, A. Carter Wilder, Thomas Williams, James F. Wilson, William Windom, Charles H. Winfield, Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, Frederick E. Woodbridge, George H. Yeaman (185 total)

Representing 25 delegations:

California Delegation, Connecticut Delegation, Delaware Delegation, Illinois Delegation, Indiana Delegation, Iowa Delegation, Kansas Delegation, Kentucky Delegation, Louisiana Delegation, Maine Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, Michigan Delegation, Minnesota Delegation, Missouri Delegation, New Hampshire Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, New York Delegation, Ohio Delegation, Oregon Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, Rhode Island Delegation, Vermont Delegation, West Virginia Delegation, Wisconsin Delegation

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  • Joint Resolution Proposing an Emancipation Article to Be Added to the Constitution (e84779)
    • Imported by 'Joint Resolution Proposing an Emancipation Article to Be Added to the Constitution' (e859000) in Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives,
      on Tuesday, 16 February 1864, at 10:00
  • H. R. 244 (e868895)

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