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North Carolina ratifies the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery

William Woods Holden, detail
12/01/1865
Provisional North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden reported to President Johnson that his state's legislature had voted to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.  Six legislators only had voted nay.  The passage of the amendment was being made essentially a condition for former Confederate states to restore complete relations with the Union.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"North Carolina Passes the Constitutional Amendment," Chicago Tribune, December 2, 1865, p. 1. 

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