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At the U.S. Capitol, debate begins in the House on the proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution

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05/31/1864
In Washington, the House of Representatives took up the joint resolution to submit to the states a constitutional amendment that would abolish slavery throughout the United States.  The Senate had recently passed the resolution but immediately Democratic Representative William Holman of Indiana objected to the measure's second reading.  The matter was put to a vote, Holman's proposal was defeated 76-55 and debate continued.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry Wilson, History of the Antislavery Measures of the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth United States Congresses, 1861-65 (Boston: Walker, Fuller & Company, 1865), 265.

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