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The 1864 Maryland Constitution: Maryland Abolishes Slavery!

Special Collections (Republic Citizen)

Negro Freedom, April 11, 1862

M 10418-03

Negro Freedom

Special Collections (Easton Gazette)

"Free Mayland", November 5, 1864, p.3

Article proclaims triumph of freedom in the State of Maryland. Note that this article was submitted by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Free Maryland

Special Collections (Baltimore County Advocate)

"Maryland Free!...", November 5, 1864, pg. 3

Banner heading to Govenor A.W. Bradford's proclamation announcing the results of the 1864 Maryland Constitution vote.

Maryland Free

Sentiments from the Maryland
Constitution of 1864

Maryland Emancipation

General Assembly
(Constitutions, Original)
MSA S972, RB/2/1/10

1864 Constitution

Special Collections (Baltimore County Advocate)

"The Last Vote on the Constitution", November 12, 1864, pg.3
(MSA SC 2932, M 3344)

State Election Returns by county in the Maryland Constitution of 1864. Note exclusion of soldiers' vote shows "Majority Against on Home Vote...1,995"

The Last Vote on the Constitution

MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES (Archives of Maryland Online)

Election Returns, Maryland Constitution of 1864, Vol.667, pg.97

William Starr Meyers. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Election Returns

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