Illinois and Free Negroes

April 1, 1853

An article under Refuge of Oppression includes the text of a law passed in Illinois, which severely restricts any mulatto or negro either coming into or being brought into the state. It is accompanied by selected articles from the Worcester Spy, (Illinois Slave State), The Hartford Republican (Barbarism, the Commonwealth, (Infernal Legislation), and the New York Evening Post, all condemning the law.