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The Federal Congress adjourned after approving all acts, orders, and proclamations of the President concerning the Army and Navy issd after March 4, 1861. Mr. Lincoln was at the Capitol to sign bills, including one freeing slaves employed or used by Confederates in arms or labor against the United States, and another establishing increased pay for the private soldier. He hesitated, but signed the first act that confiscated property used for purposes of insurrection against the nation.

As a Kentucky congressman declared in the House that Kentucky was still firmly in the Union near Lexington a pro-Union camp named Dick Robinson was established over the protest of the pro-secessionists and neutralists.

— E.B. Long with Barbara Long, The Civil War Day By Day Almanac: 1861-1865 (Doubleday & Co., 1971)

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