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June 30, 1848 Under Refuge of Oppression, reports a bill reported by Mr. Butler, in the Senate, from the Judiciary Committee.  (The bill is clearly a pre-cursor to portions of the…

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January 12, 1849 Under the Refuge of Oppression column is an account from the Richmond Enquirer telling of recent proceedings in the Virginia Legislature, warning that passage of the Wilmot…

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April 6, 1849 An item from the Harrisburg Keystone, conveys a view of legislation and legislators.  It asks farmers, mechanics, laboring men to review the huge volume of acts passed…

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