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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Thirteenth amendment resolution

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00263 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington Type: Document signed Date: 1 February 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Congressional copy. One of the most significant copies of the Thirteenth amendment resolution ending slavery, signed by Lincoln, Hamlin, Colfax (twice), Forney, McPherson, 37 senators, and 111 Congressmen. It is Ex-Barrett. Of Senators who voted for the Amendment Resolution, only two did not sign this copy: William Pitt Fessenden and B. F. Harding, though L. M. Morrill signed twice. Of Congressmen who voted for the Resolution only nine did not sign this copy: James S. Rollins, George W. Julian, John A. J. Creswell, William Radford, John F. Starr, Walter D. McIncloe, Ambrose W. Clark, Amos Myers, and John Ganson. One of thirteen souvenir copies signed by Lincoln. Dimensions matted 71 x 56 cm.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, President Congress, US Constitution, US Constitutional Amendment, African American History, Emancipation, Government and Civics, Politics, Civil War

Sub Era: African Americans and Emancipation