have land there, in designated localities, to distribute to her revolutionary soldiers, and that slavery should be forever prohibited from that region, but that slaves fleeing there from other States should be returned to their owners.
By this deed of gift Virginia did more to draw the line of actual separation between the North and South on the question of slavery than did any or all other States combined; for the great and populous States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and part of Michigan, which were created from that territory, were the strongest factors in sustaining the North during the civil war,
It is difficult to give the proper title to the war of 1861-65.
It was not technically civil war, because it was not waged among citizens.
Strictly speaking, it was not Confederate, as it was not instituted by the Confederacy.
The term civil is now commonly used.—[editor. and in eventually saving the Union.
The federal convention of 1787, which framed the Constitution o