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

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In Washington, the House of Representatives voted on 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 the vote in the House - 95 for, 65 against, and 23 members not voting - did not reach the required two-thirds majority and the measure failed. The House re-voted on the resolution on January 31,1865. This time it passed narrowly and the amendment was sent to the states for ratification.  (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), 271-272.