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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862
|Charles Sumner to Owen Lovejoy regarding the Freedom Bill
|7 April 1862
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
|Sumner, a United States Senator, writes to Lovejoy, a Representative from Illinois. Writes, "Here is Senate Bill 230, which you desired. We shall send you the Freedom Bill, & trust to your good votes & Providence." In a post script, notes that Trumbull will be speaking for emancipation (possibly referring to Lyman Trumbull, a Senator from Illinois who later co-sponsored the Thirteenth Amendment). Year based on content.
|Congress Government and Civics Civil War Emancipation Slavery Abolition African American History Reform Movement Law Slavery American Anti-Slavery Society Member
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Lovejoy, Owen (1811-1864) Trumbull, Lyman (1813-1896)
|The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Owen Lovejoy was the brother of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, the abolitionist who was famously murdered while defending his printing press from a pro-slavery mob. Owen Lovejoy was also a prominent abolitionist and confidante of Abraham Lincoln.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945