NJ Ratification votes on Amendment 13Click here for detailed voting tallies (pdf files):
1865: Senate Assembly
1866: Senate Assembly
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Summary of voting on Amendment 13: To abolish slavery.31 JAN 1865: US Congress sends Amendment 13 to States for ratification
9 FEB 1865 General Assembly refers the bill to Judic. Committee 29-24
(in other words it was "buried in committee" and not voted on)
29 of 44 northern counties' Representatives voted for referral.
(10 voted for referral, 5 were absent or abstained)
14 of 16 southern counties' Representatives voted against referral.
(2 were absent or abstained)
16 MAR 1865: NJ Senate rejects 8-12.
12 of 13 northern counties' Senators voted against ratification.
(1 voted for ratification)
7 of 8 southern counties voted for ratification.
(1 was absent or abstained)
6 DEC 1865: Required three-fourths of the States ratified.
17 JAN 1866: NJ Assembly ratifies 42-10.
10 of 44 northern counties' Representatives voted against ratification.
(26 voted for ratification, 8 were absent or abstained)
All 16 southern counties' Representatives voted for ratification.
23 JAN 1866: NJ Senate ratifies 13-8.
8 of 13 northern counties' Senators voted against ratification.
(5 voted for ratification)
All 8 southern counties' Senators voted for ratification.
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