A word against Amalgamation

June 10, 1842

An item from the Washington Globe, warning that the Massachusetts Legislature “are resolved to make black and white the same”….. It worries that because there is an attempt to make negroes and whites sit on the same railway cars, that the effort will eventuate in the mingling of bloods, …. “It is only necessary now to pass an act to compel the tavern keepers to put the two races in the same bed ….”