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The Daily Dispatch: October 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], Political affairs in the
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The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Negroes for sale. (search)
Affairs in Kentucky. Louisville, December 9. --The Jefferson Circuit Court, in the case of the Commonwealth against Major-General Palmer for aiding a slave to escape, has dismissed the indictment on the ground that a requisite number of States had adopted the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery before the indictment, and therefore the criminal and penal acts of the Kentucky Legislature relating to slavery were of no effect. General Palmer has issued a proclamation declaring that slavery has ceased to exist in Kentucky; and advising colored people to apply promptly to the courts for redress, if public conveyances deny their right to travel at pleasure. A resolution was yesterday introduced into the Legislature endorsing the President's policy, favoring general amnesty and recommending the pardon of Mr. Davis.