Prohibition of Slavery in South Carolina

Prohibition of Slavery in South Carolina. Who expected to live to see it? But here it is,, done by the South Carolinians themselves, on the 22d inst., in State Convention. The following clause was adopted by a vote of 98 to 8:
“Slaves in South Carolina having been de facto emancipated by the United States, neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall be reestablished in this State.”
The ordinance repealing the ordinance of secession was then ratified.
On the 22d ult., a vote was taken on the proposition to make the basis of representation of the State rest upon the whole population, irrespective of color, and was rejected by a large majority, leaving the clause making the white population along the basis of representation. — Salem Register.

(Liberator, October 6, 1865, pg 3)