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Voters west of the Allegheny Mountains rejected Virginia's secession from the U.S.

Other events that happened on or around 1861

Feb 17, 1863

The West Virginia Constitutional Convention adopted the Willey Amendment

Other events that happened on or around February 17, 1863

Jul 04, 1863

The date in the Willey Amendment stating all slaves under 21 became free

Other events that happened on or around July 04, 1863

Jul 04, 1873

Waitman T. Willey suggested that children born to slave mothers after this date should be freed

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