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The Illinois State Legislature strongly protests the military shutdown of the Chicago Times

Illinois State House, Springfield, Illinois
06/03/1863
The Illinois State House of  Representatives, meeting in a special session on other matters, passed a strongly worded resolution condemning the closing of the Chicago Times under military orders two days before.  After a spirited debate, the resolution, calling the action "an invasion of the sovereignty of the State of Illinois," passed by a vote of 47 to 18.  General Burnside's order was rescinded the next day on instructions from the White House. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1863, Volume III (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1869), 424.

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