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The Congress of the Confederate States of America An act to perpetuate testimony in cases of slaves abducted or harbored by the enemy, and of other property seized, wasted, or destroyed by them. No. 270.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06745.005 Author/Creator: The Congress of the Confederate States of America Place Written: Richmond Type: Printed document Date: 30 August 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21 x 27.5 cm.

People: Johnson, Homer Uri, fl. 1896

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsLawSlaveryAfrican American HistoryContrabandsWartime Pillaging and Destruction

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