Lord Dunmore’s 1775 Declaration to Free Slaves and Indentured Servants in Exchange for Their Willingness to Fight Against the Colonies
Brief Statements by the Founders about Slavery and Abolition
Documents Available Regarding Slavery and Abolition on BingoforPatriots.com
Senator Sumner’s Speech to Repeal Fugitive Slave Bill (1852) which mentions the opinions of many Founding Fathers.
Anti Slavery Themed Sugar Bowl in DAR Museum
Telegram regarding passage of 13th amendment
On January 31, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln received a telegram from John George Nicolay, his secretary, reporting that the House passed what would become the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The vote count for the amendment was 119 for and 56 against. With ratification of this amendment, it became the law that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”