United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

The Senate

The Senate of the Thirty-Eighth Session of Congress

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Session 3546: 1864-01-11 12:00:00

S. 45 is first introduced; S. Res. 16 is first introduced; Senator Lemuel J. Bowden's death is announced.

Membership (at session start):

Henry B. Anthony, James A. Bayard, Lemuel J. Bowden, B. Gratz Brown, Charles R. Buckalew, John S. Carlile, Zachariah Chandler, Daniel Clark, Jacob Collamer, John Conness, Edgar Cowan, Garrett Davis, James Dixon, James R. Doolittle, William P. Fessenden, Solomon Foot, Lafayette S. Foster, James W. Grimes, John P. Hale, Hannibal Hamlin, Benjamin F. Harding, James Harlan, Ira Harris, John B. Henderson, Thomas A. Hendricks, Thomas H. Hicks, Jacob M. Howard, Timothy O. Howe, Reverdy Johnson, Henry S. Lane, James H. Lane, James A. McDougall, Edwin D. Morgan, Lot M. Morrill, James W. Nesmith, Samuel C. Pomeroy, Lazarus W. Powell, Alexander Ramsey, William A. Richardson, Willard Saulsbury, John Sherman, William Sprague, Charles Sumner, John C. Ten Eyck, Lyman Trumbull, Peter G. Van Winkle, Benjamin Wade, Morton S. Wilkinson, Waitman T. Willey, Henry Wilson, William Wright (51 total)

Representing 26 delegations:

California Delegation, Connecticut Delegation, Delaware Delegation, Illinois Delegation, Indiana Delegation, Iowa Delegation, Kansas Delegation, Kentucky 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, United States Delegation, Vermont Delegation, Virginia Delegation, West Virginia Delegation, Wisconsin Delegation

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