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Collection Reference Number GLC02448.15
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Charles Sumner to Owen Lovejoy regarding the Freedom Bill
Date 7 April 1862
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Recipient Lovejoy, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Congress  Government and Civics  Civil War  Emancipation  Slavery  Abolition  African American History  Reform Movement  Law  Slavery  American Anti-Slavery Society Member  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Lovejoy, Owen (1811-1864)  Trumbull, Lyman (1813-1896)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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