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Missouri state house passes bill expelling free blacks from the state

Missouri, 1857, zoomable map
01/11/1860
The Missouri state house passed the bill that had earlier made its way through the state senate banning free blacks from the state.  The measure expelled free blacks from the state by September 1860 on pain of re-enslavement, condemned all free black who entered the state for more than twenty-four hours to be sold, and restricted manumission. Governor Claiborne Jackson would veto the bill later on constitutional grounds.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Emerson David Fite, The Presidential Campaign of 1860 (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1911), 82-83.

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