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The U.S. Congress reverses the Gott Resolution to ban slavery in the District of Columbia

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01/11/1849
Three weeks before, Congressman Daniel Gott of New York had introduced and had passed a resolution condemning slavery in the District of Columbia and ordering the preparation of a bill voting its end there. Infuriated Southern lawmakers were able to reverse the measure.  During this second debate, Representative Abraham Lincoln proposed an alternate, more gradual abolition in the District but the idea was not taken up and the whole issue died with the session.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Don E. Fehrenbacher, Ward M. McAfee, The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), 81-82. 

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