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Constitutional Convention of 1861–63


Nov 26, 1861

West Virginia constitutional convention began meeting in Wheeling

Feb 18, 1862

Convention approved the constitution

Other events that happened on or around February 18, 1862

Mar 26, 1862

First West Virginia constitution was ratified by voters

Feb 12, 1863

Constitutional Convention reconvened with Abraham D. Soper as president

Feb 17, 1863

The West Virginia Constitutional Convention adopted the Willey Amendment

Other events that happened on or around February 17, 1863

Mar 26, 1863

Revised constitution was approved by the voters

Jul 04, 1863

Any slave child born on this day or later was free

Other events that happened on or around July 04, 1863


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