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  • Application for admission to the Union was now made to Congress, and on the 31st of December 186 2 an enabling act was approved by President Lincoln admitting the state on the condition that a provision for the gradual abolition of slavery be inserted in the Constitution.
  • In diameter; it has two or three niches, and a conical roof formed by the gradual inclination of the walls to the centre.
  • During the Gothic wars, however, trade was confined to Portus, and the ravages of pirates led to its gradual abandonment.
  • Henceforward he repressed all projects of reckless enterprise, and confined himself to the gradual expansion and consolidation of the empire.
  • From 1760 owing to the gradual spread of the sceptical spirit and the teaching of Voltaire more tolerant views prevailed.

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