Select Statutes and Other Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1861-1898

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William MacDonald
Macmillan, 1903 - 442 pages

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Act to define and punish certain Conspiracies July 31 1861
17
Supplementary National Loan Act August 5 1861
18
Confiscation Act August 6 1861
20
Act admitting Arkansas to Representation in Congress June
22
Act authorizing the Seizure of Railroad and Telegraph Lines January 31 1862
25
Act prohibiting the Coolie Trade February 19 1862
27
Act for an Additional Article of War March 13 1862
31
Act authorizing further Purchase of Coin March 17 1862
32
Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation April 10 1862
34
Act abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia
35
Collection of Direct Taxes in Insurrectionary States
39
Abolition of Slavery in the Territories June 19 1862
42
AntiPolygamy Act July 1 1862
43
Oath of Office July 2 1862
45
July 17 1862
58
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59
Act to punish Correspondence with Rebels February 25 1863
61
Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Govern ment March 3 1863
62
Enrolment Act March 3 1863
68
18
73
Act relating to Habeas Corpus March 3 1863
75
Act for the Collection of Abandoned Property March 3 1863
79
Resolution against Foreign Mediation March 3 1863
81
Proclamation of Amnesty December 8 1863
85
Supplementary Enrolment Act February 24 1864
88
National Bank Act June 3 1864
93
24
103
34
108
April 16 1862
113
Intercourse with Insurrectionary States July 2 1864
114
Enrolment Act July 4 1864
117
Act to encourage Immigration July 4 1864
120
Proclamation regarding Reconstruction July 8 1864
122
Electoral Count February 8 1865
128
Freedmens Bureau March 3 1865
129
Freedom for Soldiers Families March 3 1865
132
Proclamation of Amnesty May 29 1865
133
Proclamation appointing a Governor for North Carolina May
135
Thirteenth Amendment December 18 1865
138
Proclamation declaring the Insurrection at an End April 2 1866
139
First Civil Rights Act April 9 1866
141
Supplementary Freedmens Bureau Act July 16 1866
147
Restoration of Tennessee July 24 1866
151
Election of Senators July 25 1866
152

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