Maryland close to emancipating slaves

The Maryland House of Delegates have passed, by a vote of 51 to 15, the preamble and resolution declaring that the true interests of Maryland demand that the policy of emancipation should be immediately inaugurated within her borders. What say our Copperheads to that?

The resolution, it is believed, will pass the Senate. The ‘Convention is to be chosen on the 6th of April next, and to meet on the 24th of the same month. And it is believed that the new Constitution will be ready for approval by the people on the 4th of July, 1864, on which day slavery will probably die in Maryland. 

                                                                             (Liberator, January 29, 1864, pg 3)