Anti-Slavery at Andover Newton Theological Seminary

May 2, 1851

An unnamed student, in an article from the N.H. Independent Democrat, writes to include a petition to the Mass. legislature asking that it take action to protect the personal liberty of those who are subject to the Fugitive Slave Law, and that it urge Congress to repeal the act.  The petition includes the names of fifty-nine students who signed the petition, leaving only eleven of the student body who failed to do so.