Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 23, 1865

Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)

[No. 8.] Instructing the Members of Congress from this State to vote for the Constitutional Amendment for Abolishing Slavery.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That our senators in congress be instructed, and our representatives requested, to cast their votes in favor of the proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States for the abolishment of slavery.

Adopted, January 23, 1865.

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