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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Although some representatives believed that the bill under consideration in Congress might repeal the Fugitive Slave Law, others proposed an end to the practice of Union soldiers returning runaway slaves to their masters. After much debate, the bill to prohibit Union officers from ordering the return of fugitive slaves to their masters was passed.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

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

Keywords: army; bill; Civil War; Congress \ slaves; court martial; Fort Donelson; Fugitive Slave Law; fugitives; government; Kentucky; military; Ohio; soldiers; troops

People: Bingham, [John Armor]; Blair, [Francis Preston]; Crittenden, [John J.]; Diven, [Alexander S.]; Grant, Ulysses S.; Gride, [Henry]; Hickman, [John]; Johnson, [Philip]; Lovejoy, [Owen]; Mallory, [Robert]; Steele, [William G.]; Vallandigham, [Clement L.]; Wickliffe, [Charles Anderson]; Wright, [Hendrick B.]

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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