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1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
 
Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day
 
Addition to the Act to Prohibit the Carrying on the Slave Trade from the United States
 
Additional Article of War, March 13, 1862
 
Additional Article to the Treaty for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade
 
Address from Louisiana to the Texas Secession Convention
 
Alabama Resolutions
 
Amendments Proposed in Congress by Senator John J. Crittenden, December 18, 1860
 
An Act concerning Free Negroes and Mulattos, Servants, and Slaves (1831)
 
An Act to Prevent the Importation of Certain Persons into Certain States
 
An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves
 
Annual Report of Secretary of War Simon Cameron, December 1, 1862
 
Confederate Law Authorizing the Enlistment of Black Soldiers, March 13, 1865
 
Confederate States of America - Constitution for the Provisional Government
 
Confederate States of America - Message to Congress April 29, 1861
 
Confederate States of America - Proclamation of April 17, 1861
 
Congressional Joint Resolution Freeing Families of Black Soldiers, March 3, 1865
 
Congressional Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation, April 10, 1862
 
Constitution of the Confederate States – March 11, 1861
 
Crittenden Compromise
 
Declaration of Causes of Secession – SC, MS, GA, TX
 
Emancipation in the Federal Territories, June 19, 1862
 
Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War September 1862
 
Featured Document The D.C. Emancipation Act
 
Fugitive Slave Act 1850
 
Jefferson Davis's Proclamation Regarding Captured Black Soldiers, December 23, 1862
 
Joint Resolutions of Indiana State Legislature
 
Kansas - Nebraska Act 1854
 
Law Equalizing Pay of Black Soldiers, June 15, 1864
 
Lincoln's Appeal to Border State Representatives on Compensated Emancipation, 12 July 1862
 
Meeting between Black Religious Leaders and Union Military Authorities, January 12, 1865
 
Mississippi Resolutions Regarding Right of Secesson
 
NC Senate Bill – To Permit Free Persons of Color to Select Their Own Masters and Become Slaves
 
New Jersey Resolutions
 
New York Resolutions
 
Ohio Resolutions
 
Order by the Commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi, January 15, 1865
 
Ordinance of Nullification - South Carolina
 
Ordinances of Secession of the 13 Confederate States of America
 
Pennsylvania - An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
 
Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862
 
President Lincoln's Order of Retaliation, July 30, 1863
 
President Lincoln's Proclamation Overruling Hunter's Emancipation, May 19, 1862
 
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863
 
Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill, July 8, 1864
 
Proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, March 2, 1861
 
Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, January 24, 1861
 
Resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota,
 
Resolutions on Secession
 
South Carolina Declarations of Causes of Seceding States
 
South Carolina's Address to the Slaveholding States
 
State of Maine – Resolves in Favor of Harmony and Union
 
Tennessee Resolutions
 
Texas Declarations of Causes of Seceding States
 
The Address of South Carolina to the Slaveholding States of the United States
 
The Botetourt Resolutions
 
The First Confiscation Act, August 6, 1861
 
The Freedmen's Bureau Act, March 3, 1865
 
The Militia Act, July 17, 1862
 
The Second Confiscation Act, July 17, 1862
 
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
 
The Wilmot Proviso, 1846
 
Treaty between United States and Great Britain for the Suppression of the Slave Trade
 

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