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Subtitle: The Thirty-Ninth Congress.

Title: Anglo-African - December 23, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer comments on the proceedings of the first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress. Debate about laws and civil rights for the newly freed slaves after Reconstruction made this session an important one.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Congress.

Title: Colored American - August 28, 1841

Speaker or author: W.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Tensions between the north and south, issues with suitable discussion topics in Congress, and a war in Florida involving capturing runaway slaves have all put a halt to the forming of a national bank. The writer notes that the cost of these slavery-related events is undermining the country's progress. He emphasizes that the slave states don't produce more than they consume in this respect.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Representatives of the Free Colored Population in Congress.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement that Congress will invite each Free State to send one representative of their African American population to represent the free people of color in Congressional decision-making.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Doings at Headquarters -- Congress Adjourned.

Title: Colored American - September 18, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers commentary on the recent three month extended session of Congress. He tells his readers that while strides are being made in the struggle for equal rights, there are growing tensions between northern and southern alliances in Congress.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Meeting of Congress.

Title: Colored American - September 2, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the proposed annexation of Texas that will be decided at an upcoming session in Congress.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass for Congress!

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper -

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on a rumor that Frederick Douglass will run for Congress.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 19, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on the recent session of Congress, noting the dramatic difference since the days before the Emancipation Proclamation. This Congress seems determined to remove all traces of slavery from the country. Radical bills have been introduced, some suggesting amending the Constitution.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Proclamation in Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 20, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that attempts to "table" the Emancipation Proclamation have failed and that the law will go into effect on January 1, 1863 as promised.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Ensuing Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 28, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that the question of slavery in the border states will be discussed when Congress meets on December 1st. He gives a brief overview of what this may involve.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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