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Mississippi Legislature kills bill to abolish legal prohibition of import of slaves from Africa

Mississippi, 1857, zoomable map
02/02/1860
The Mississippi legislature, on a vote of three to one, voted to kill the bill that sought to repeal the state law banning the importation of slaves from Africa.  This action essentially ended in Mississippi the agitation of the previous few years in the Deep South to reopen the African Slave Trade.  ( 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), 81.

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