Connnecticut Ahead

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 dangerous game to play in that State…”  Excerpts of the law include a provision of a $5,000 fine and five years imprisonment for any person who participates in acts which support the Fugitive Slave Law.