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Nebraska legislature votes to abolish slavery in the territory

Nebraska, 1857, zoomable map
01/03/1860
Both houses of the Nebraska legislature voted to abolish slavery in the territory, to become effective in July.  There were only around ten slaves held in Nebraska in 1860 but the Buchanan-appointed territorial governor, Samuel W. Black, vetoed the bill six days later.  A similar bill passed a year later.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 8.

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