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Official newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society... Celebrating the 13th Amendment...

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February 18, 1865


* 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
* Slavery banned - Emancipation of slaves
* Rare Anti-slavery publication
* American Civil War era

This newspaper was the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, established in 1840 & was published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1870.
This being from the Civil War, there is war reporting as well. Over half of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the recently proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution which prohibits Slavery: "The Emancipation Amendment" "Jubilee Meeting in Music Hall, Boston" "Speeches by William Lloyd Garrison and General Butler".
Also of significance is a page 2 report: "A Black Minister In The Capitol" being an extremely notable item in Black history, reading in part: "The Rev. Henry Highland Garnett...paster of the Colored Presbyterian Church in Washington, preached in the Capitol to-day by invitation from the Chaplain of the House of Representatives (Rev. W.H. Channing)...The excellent choir of Mr. Garnet's Church also took part ... The congregation was about one-third colored. The discourse was on slavery and was of rare eloquence...I don't expect to see a happier day until Peace is declared than this, when a black man and a black choir conducted the religious services in the Capitol! And without the slightest demonstration of dissent from any one yet..." with a bit more.
Rev. Garnett was the first Black of any profession to speak in the Capitol. 
Also within: "Arming of Southern Slaves" "The Report off the Rebel Commissioners"which is signed in type by: Jefferson Davis; "The Army & The Negroes" "The Negroe's Love of Liberty" "Message From the President" signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "The Constitution Amendment" and so much more.
A wonderful article on several accounts.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War