An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(22 January, 1819 -- 4 February, 1894) Wilkinson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Onondaga County, N.Y., Wilkinson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. After moving to Minnesota in 1843, Wilkinson was elected to the first legislature of Minnesota Territory in 1849 and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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