A Monumental National Event in February 1865

Published February 5, 2020

From Chap. 13 – An Honorable Life –

February dawns with wondrous news, as Julia Cutler records on Wednesday the 1st.
“The Gazzette says that the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery has passed the House of Representatives in Congress. I thank God that he is thus inclining the hearts of our rulers to do away this great sin. It has already passed the Senate — and I trust that the State Legislatures will ratify the measure speedily.”

President Lincoln has worked long and hard for this achievement. None realize that he has less than three months left on earth and will not be able to guide the measure into fruition.