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On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln

 signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, an important step in the long road toward full emancipation and enfranchisement for African Americans. Before 1850, slave pens, slave jails, and auction blocks were a common site in the District of Columbia, a hub of the domestic slave trade. In the words of one slave who worked for a time in the District's Navy Yard:

...I generally went up into the city to see the new and splendid buildings; often walked as far as Georgetown, and made many new acquaintances among the slaves, and frequently saw large numbers of people of my color chained together in long trains, and driven off towards the South.

Charles Ball, "Fifty Years in Chains or The Life of an American Slave," p. 18-19
in First Person Narratives of the American South, Beginnings to 1920

As slavery became less profitable in the border states, many traders purchased slaves and shipped them to the Deep South. In cities like New Orleans, slaves were often resold at a higher price to cotton, rice, and indigo plantation owners. Abolitionists petitioned Congress in 1828 to abolish the District's notorious trade. Yet, despite the efforts of John Quincy Adams and others, Congress gagged discussion of the issue for nearly 20 years.


 

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