On this date in 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing around 3,000 slaves in DC. Nine months later, he would go on to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
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April 16, 2014

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Good morning! On this date in 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing around 3,000 slaves in DC. Nine months later, he would go on to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.

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