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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of contraband.

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Examples

  • What I have said of the proportion of free colored persons to the whites in the District is from the census of 1860, having no reference to persons called contrabands nor to those made free by the act of Congress abolishing slavery here.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • These people were first called contrabands at Fortress Monroe; but at Port Royal, where they were next introduced to us in any considerable number, they were generally referred to as freedmen.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • What I have said of the proportion of free colored persons to the whites in the District is from the census of 1860, having no reference to persons called contrabands nor to those made free by the act of Congress abolishing slavery here.

    The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 6: 1862-1863

  • What I have said of the proportion of free colored persons to the whites in the District is from the census of 1860, having no reference to persons called contrabands nor to those made free by the act of Congress abolishing slavery here.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Abraham Lincoln Writings

  • What I have said of the proportion of free colored persons to the whites in the District is from the census of 1860, having no reference to persons called contrabands nor to those made free by the act of

    State of the Union Address

  • This same week AP reports from Washington that more pressing issues are emerging in Congress over how the Union should handle questions of slavery - and particularly escaped or liberated slaves known as "contrabands" who reach the federal side.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Elsewhere, some 31 "contrabands" - a phrase coined for escaped slaves - are reported to have found freedom this week by reaching federal outposts in Virginia.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • This same week AP reports from Washington that more pressing issues are emerging in Congress over how the Union should handle questions of slavery - and particularly escaped or liberated slaves known as "contrabands" who reach the federal side.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • My great-grandparents were both opposed to slavery and taught the "contrabands" - escaped slaves under Army protection - who came to work for them to read and do figures.

    The Seattle Times

  • This same week AP reports from Washington that more pressing issues are emerging in Congress over how the Union should handle questions of slavery - and particularly escaped or liberated slaves known as "contrabands" who reach the federal side.

    The Seattle Times

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