Establishment of “twenty negro law”

The “twenty negro law” was established in 1863 which stated that if any person held twenty or more slaves, they would be exempt from military duty.  This enraged many white southerners during the Civil War because it seemed to echo sentiments of slavery

Provision of “twenty negro law”

Many white southerners believed that slavery would surely be abolished after years of debate in Congress; that if they were to hold onto slavery, they needed only wait until Union victory in civil war (after all, slaves would never win!). But Prigg gave