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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1860s
|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.
|30 August 1861
|Congress of the Confederate States
|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.
|Confederate States of America Civil War Military History Slavery African American History Wartime Pillaging and Destruction Fugitive Slave Act Runaway Slave Contrabands
|The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Law
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945