Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Butler” in entry emancipation-proclamations of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:

...n lines, large numbers being set free by the disorganized condition of affairs from the usual labor on the farms and plantations of the South. Then the question arose, What can be done with them? General Butler , when they came into his camp at Fort Monroe, detained them and refused to surrender them upon the application of their owners on the plea that they were contraband of war, that is, property which co...
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