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Collection Reference Number GLC06607
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title An Act to perpetuate testimony in cases of slaves abducted or harbored by the enemy, and of other property seized, wasted, or destroyed by them. No. 270.
Date 30 August 1861
Author Congress of the Confederate States  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Appears to be a circular. Possibly created in Richmond, Virginia. Gives orders for the procedure slave owners may follow when their slaves are abducted or harbored. Notes that the Confederate States are not liable to make compensation for Confederate citizens' property that is lost or destroyed.
Subjects Confederate States of America  Civil War  Military History  Slavery  African American History  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Fugitive Slave Act  Runaway Slave  Contrabands  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945