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March 30, 1842 Whigs pass the Tariff of 1842 as the Compromise Tariff of 1833 expires
April 24, 1842 John Van Zandt conceals 9 slaves from Boone County, Kentucky who crossed the Ohio River in his wagon and takes them to his farm where he frees them Ohio
  Jones v. Van Zandt
July 1, 1842 West Point Class of 1846 includes George B. McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson,
  George McClellan
  Stonewall Jackson
August 9, 1842 Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed. Under the agreement, the U.S. and Great Britain will cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.
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