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    Extraordinary Official Printed Act of Congress: "...there shall be no commerce in slaves among the several States..." Original printed act, March 22, 1864, U.S. Senate Bill 188, entitled: "A Bill To prohibit commerce in slaves among the several States, and the holding or transportation of human beings as property in any vessel within the jurisdiction of the national government..." Measuring 12" x 8", two pages (plus integral docketing leaf). Fine condition, with small piece missing along the left edge of this bill, some scattered light humidity tone. Reported by Mr. Sumner (Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner), "...from the Select Committee on Slavery and Freedmen..." An extremely rare, original printing of this most important and historic Congressional act regarding slavery and Black history.

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