This Day in History Entry #214

March 13th, 2013 by Wordsman

Lincoln heard Thad and Horace’s plea
But he knew that he must wait and see
“In good time, we’ll amend
But for now, let’s not send
To their owners those slaves who ran free”

Event: Congress passes a law forbidding Union army officers to return fugitive slaves to their owners
Year: 1862
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