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Henry Wilson U.S. Vice President and Abolitionist
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U.S. Vice President Henry Wilson CDV of the prominent abolitionist. In 1862 Wilson drafted a measure that authorized the President to enlist African Americans who had been held in slavery and were deemed competent for military service, and employ them to construct fortifications and carry out other military-related manual labor. This was the first step towards allowing African Americans to serve as soldiers and President Lincoln signed the amendment into law. One of the most important abolitionists of the 19th century. He was Grant’s V.P. Backmark Black & Case, Boston. One 2 cent revenue stamp on verso.
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