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.