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Reps. KING and MCDANIEL propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\SA\5183C103.JN.SA22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-29-620(D), by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( ) the historical fact that in 1861 Union forces took control of the Sea Islands. Enslaved African-Americans fled to the area where Union troops considered blacks to be free because they were the 'contraband of war.' That is, they were the property of the enemy which is forfeited. Formal freedom came more than a year later with the Emancipation Proclamation. /