Fear of Slave Catchers

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 of persons for letting off a portion of the steam which has been accumulating in their indignant insides for some time past.  Slave-catchers were among us, forsooth!….None of these tales have the slightest foundation. All of the excitement has been got up by agitators, for their own private benefit.”