Washington, 1862. 15pp. Dbd. Minor toning; some pencil markings in text. Very good. A speech made by Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull on the Second Confiscation Act. "During the Civil War, Trumbull backed an all-out effort to put down the rebellion. He saw the war aims resolution of July 1861, calling for preservation of the Union and Constitution, as limited; he was one of only five senators to vote against it. Although a backer of the Lincoln administration, Trumbull occasionally criticized centralizing policies and suspensions of civil liberties. As Judiciary Committee chair, he added the amendment to the First Confiscation Act of August 1861 that bestowed freedom on any slave forced to aid the rebellion. In sponsoring the Second Confiscation Act of 1862, which freed all slaves of those in rebellion, Trumbull was one of the first congressional leaders to declare emancipation a war goal" - ANB. ANB (online). (Inventory #: WRCAM41638)
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