NewspaperFront Page Headline reads "The Bill Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia Passed the House." Newspaper "The Detroit Free Press", April 12, 1862. 19" x 26", 2 pages. Has a blow by blow account of the debate among the members of the House and the various amendments associated with the bill. It concludes "The bill was passed, 93 agains 39." Also includes local, national and international news, as well as "News From the South." Some small tears at the left hand margin, not affecting text. A diagonal crease runs across the top half of the paper, and a small piece of yellow tape has adhered to the top margin. Overall in very good condition.