2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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Slavery in the District Speech of Hon. H.G. Blake of Ohio, Delivered in the House of Representatives, April 11, 1862, on the Bill for the Release of Certain Persons Held to Service or Labor in the District of Columbia, disbound, 8pp., 5-1/2" x 8-1/2," good. The Senate passed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act on April 6,1862 on a vote of 29 to 14. Then, on the very day of this Blake speech favoring the bill, the House passed it on a vote of 93 to 39. President Lincoln signed the joint bill April 16, 1862. The District of Columbia Emancipation Act provided for the immediate emancipation of approximately 3,100 slaves, compensation of up to $300 for each slave to loyal Unionist masters, voluntary colonization of former slaves to colonies outside the United States, and payments of up to $100 to each person choosing emigration. Washington, D.C. is the only example of compensated emancipation in the United States.
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Emancipation in the District of Columbia in 1862

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