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44068Re: Banning the Slave Trade

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  • William H Keene
    Jul 20, 2007
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      The vote in 1807 was to enact a law prohibiting the trade as of the
      start of 1808, which is what the Constitution allowed.


      > From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Steve Hall
      > Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 10:26 PM
      > To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: The hard hand of logistics in the
      > Chickamauga-Chattanooga Campaign
      > ...
      > One thing that I find interesting in your post is the votes
      mentioned. Not
      > questioning your information, but I have to wonder why a vote was
      taken on
      > the matter in 1807 when the Constitution states "Section 9. The
      migration or
      > importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall
      think
      > proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to
      the year
      > one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be
      imposed on
      > such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person. "
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