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Act abolishing slavery in West Virginia

On February 3, 1865, the West Virginia Legislature passed an act abolishing slavery in the state.

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House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, January 30, 1865
House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 1, 1865
Senate Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 3, 1865
Letter From Wheeling Regarding the Abolishment of Slavery in West Virginia


On This Day in West Virginia History: February

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