Prologue

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National Archives and Record Service, 2000 - Archives
 

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Page 246 - ... that on the first day of january in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free and the executive government of the united states including the military and naval authority thereof will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons...
Page 246 - And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be free ; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
Page 229 - SECTION 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Page 257 - States to any foreign place or country, approved March twenty-second, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine :" " An act in addition to the act, entitled an act to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country...
Page 252 - The parties mutually stipulate that each shall prepare, equip, and maintain in service, on the coast of Africa, a sufficient and adequate squadron, or naval force of vessels, of suitable numbers and descriptions, to carry in all not less than eighty guns, to enforce, separately and respectively, the laws, rights, and obliga-tions, of each of the two countries, for the suppression of the slave trade...
Page 24 - Whenever, during the present war, the President shall deem that the public safety demands it, he may cause to be censored under such, rules and regulations as he may from time to time establish, communications by mail, cable, radio, or other means of transmission passing between the United States and any foreign country...
Page 235 - But he contended that the States were divided into different interests not by their difference of size, but by other circumstances; the most material of which resulted partly from climate, but principally from the effects of their having or not having slaves.
Page 98 - NEW JERSEY AND THE REBELLION: A HISTORY OF THE SERVICES OF THE TROOPS AND PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY IN AID OF THE UNION CAUSE.
Page 255 - ... And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense; and I recommend to them that in all cases when allowed they labor faithfully for reasonable wages. And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
Page 244 - The Genuine Information, delivered to the Legislature of the State of Maryland, Relative to the Proceedings of the General Convention, Lately held at Philadelphia; By Luther Martin, esquire, Attorney-General of Maryland, and One of the Delegates in the said Convention.

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