1864 Fugitive Slave Laws

May 15, 1863 At Tremont Temple, Sims is on the platform with his wife and child, and partners in his late escape.  “On arriving in Savannah, he was put in…

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1863 Fugitive Slave Laws Sims, Thomas

January 25, 1861 An urgent call for people to return signed petitions against Slave-hunting in Massachusetts, to then be laid before the legislature. “Now, while the concessionists are at work……

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1861 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

November 23, 1860 An urgent appeal for “every family and every person”, to continue the two-year campaign to have the “no slave-hunting” legislation adopted in the state.

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1860 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature

April 13, 1860 Under the Refuge of  Oppression column, an article, criticizes the enactment of Personal Liberty Laws, indicating that many in states where they have been enacted have “allowed…

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1860 Fugitive Slave Laws

September 9, 1859 An article urges people to circulate two petitions, one urging the legislators of Massachusetts to enact legislation which will put an end to slave-hunting in the state,…

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1859 Fugitive Slave Laws Petition Drives

August 5, 1859 At the gathering celebrating West India Emancipation, Garrison, in his speech comments on a recent visit to Plymouth.  “… on going down to the world-famous Rock, I…

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1859 Fugitive Slave Laws West India Emancipation

1859 Disunion Fugitive Slave Laws

1859 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature

March 25, 1859 Here is a list by town of the number of persons who have signed the petitions “for a law to prevent the Rendition of any fugitive slave…

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1859 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

February 25, 1859 Here is an appeal from Susan B. Anthony, directed  To The Readers of The Liberator in the State of New York.  Anthony calls for women to sign…

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1859 Anthony, Susan B. Fugitive Slave Laws

1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

April 2, 1858 Much of the first two pages is devoted to reaction to the removal of Loring, including three columns under the Refuge of Oppression,   Personal Liberty Bill Defeated…

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1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Loring, Judge Edward Greeley Massachusetts Legislature Pro-Slavery

March 26, 1858 With Judge Loring removed, this article now calls for a decree” that no human being shall be put on trial in the State, before any tribunal, to…

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1858 Fugitive Slave Laws

April 27, 1855 C. Stearns writes to Garrison, with an account of what is happening in Kansas. It is an account of the price of land, and includes the story…

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1855 Fugitive Slave Laws Kansas-Nebraska Act

February 23, 1855 Craft writes to Garrison, from London.  “I was pleased to see that it required military force to return poor Burns into slavery.  I think the law would…

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1855 Burns, Anthony Crafts, William & Ellen Fugitive Slave Laws

February 23, 1855 A notice that George W. Meeker, Esq., has resigned his office as U. S. Commissioner, in Chicago, “owing to repugnance to acting under the Fugitive Slave Law”

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July 14, 1854 Notice that the State of Connecticut has passed a bill, An Act for the Defence of Liberty, ” ..that will, if strictly enforced, make slave-hunting a rather…

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July 7, 1854 “Mr. Garrison said he should now proceed to perform an action which would be the testimony of his own soul to all present, of the estimation in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Constitution Fugitive Slave Laws

June 16, 1854 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, there is a concern that there will be an attempt in Congress to amend…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Burns, Anthony Calhoun, John Fugitive Slave Laws Kansas-Nebraska Act

June 9, 1854 The paper proudly prints a resignation of Joseph K. Hayes, because he has received an order which, “if performed, would implicate me in the execution of that…

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September 17, 1852 Included in the paper is a copy of half of Sumner’s speech, with which he proposed the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law.   The article appreciates the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1852 Fugitive Slave Laws Sumner, Charles

June  18, 1852 In response to a letter from F.W. Bird, Walpole, while claiming to be Sumner’s “faithful friend”, here is a strong rebuke that while Sumner has been in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1852 Fugitive Slave Laws Sumner, Charles

May 14, 1852 An account of the expenses for the government in arresting, holding, trying, and restoring to his master, the fugitive, Sims.  The total comes to $8, 841.05.   “Mr.…

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March 5, 1852 A letter from Nell, from Rochester, N.Y., dated Feb 19, 1852, addressed to Esteemed Friend Garrison, is “sent by way of most grateful remembrance”.  Nell yearns to…

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November 7, 1851 An item from Philadelphia, signed only “J.N.”, comments on a recent Friends Meeting, at Cherry Street. A member of the Society, during his remarks, speaks against the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws Mott, Lucretia

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May 9, 1851 A report that the annual meeting of the First Congregational Society of North Brookfield has adopted resolutions which name the Fugitive Slave Law as “oppressive, unrighteous and…

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April 25, 1951 In the Senate, March 24, the Joint Special Committee, cites arguments and the history of previous actions by the legislature, including references to the 1793 Fugitive Slave…

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January 10, 1851 An Appeal and Remonstrance, To the Working Men of America who are invested with the Elective Franchise.   A long letter, concluding with, “We call upon you, by…

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January 3, 1851 Under the title A Contrast, from the New York Independent, there is an item about a meeting on the evening of Monday, Dec 23, held by the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws Slaves - escaped

November 8, 1850 Here is notice that the Daily Times has encouraged a petition to the Mayor and Aldermen against the use of Faneuil Hall for abolitionists who wish to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Thompson, George

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October 11, 1850 From the Boston Courier :  “The public have been treated to some bugbear stories upon this subject, which have afforded an excellent occasion to a certain class…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Anti-Abolition Fugitive Slave Laws

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Hayden, Lewis Nell, William Cooper

September 27, 1850 An Address  to The People of Massachusetts, by the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society occupies the most of a full page, signed by Francis…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Quincy, Edmund

September 6, 1850 A N.Y. Tribune correspondent is the source of this, from Baltimore, unsigned.  The article sites instances of escaping slaves, which have “added new fuel to the indignation…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Slaves - escaped

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Fugitive Slave Laws Latimer, George Massachusetts Legislature

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Fugitive Slave Laws Latimer, George

November 4, 1842 Here are long accounts of the Faneuil Hall meeting, speeches made, of strong controversy, discussion on all sides, in which the Latimer case is lifted in the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Fugitive Slave Laws Latimer, George

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