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Alabama holds an elected State Convention to plan for the state's return to full national participation

Alabama, 1857
09/10/1865 to 09/22/1865
Elected delegates representing counties from all over Alabama met in Montgomery to thrash out plans for November elections and the passage of measures that would satisfy the federal govenment that the state would again play a full role in the nation's affairs.  Among the measures Washington demanded were the abolition of slavery and protection for those freed, and the repudiation of all Confederate debts.  These passed and elections were held that November.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 "Alabama," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 14-15.