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Subtitle: Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 19, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on the recent session of Congress, noting the dramatic difference since the days before the Emancipation Proclamation. This Congress seems determined to remove all traces of slavery from the country. Radical bills have been introduced, some suggesting amending the Constitution.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: 21st Rule; amendment; Constitution; elevation; Fugitive Slave Law; government; politics; slave-power; Slavery

People: Adams, John Quincy; Calhoun, John C.; Clay, Henry; Davis, Jefferson; Giddings, Joshua R.; Hale, John P.; Lovejoy, Owen; Stevens, Thaddeus; Sumner, Charles; Webster, Daniel

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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