Civil War Library

Original Union and Confederate Books, Manuscripts and Photographs

Updated February 11, 2018

State and Local Governments that Proposed Anti-Slavery Legislation


 

Missouri State Legislature, March 10, 1849

 

California Statehood Convention, September 1 – October 13, 1849, Territorial Governor Bennett Riley

 

Vermont State Legislature, 1850

 

Wisconsin State Supreme Court, July 19, 1850

 

City Council of Chicago, Illinois, 1850

 

Kansas Territorial Legislature.  Elected by anti-slavery “Free Soil” Party.  Governor was also “Free Soiler,” Charles Robinson.  Asked Congress to admit Kansas as a free state.

 

Maine State Legislature, 1855

 

Massachusetts State Legislature, 1855

 

Michigan State Legislature, 1855