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Old 24 September 2018, 03:23 PM
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I think Congress would have supported general emancipation if that was what was required. By the time Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Congress had already passed laws abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia and in all Federal territories and freeing all slaves of rebellious slave owners.
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