Kidnapping in the Harbor of Hyannis !

May 20, 1859

From the Boston Journal, a notice from the Hyannis Messenger indicates that a brig came into port on the 8th, with a fugitive slave aboard.  He made himself known because of hunger, and when the ship landed in Hyannis, he was in irons, in readiness so that the US Marshall at Boston could take charge of him.  A schooner, then in port, was chartered to carry the slave to Norfolk.  An appended note calls for the Vigilance Committee to see to it that the United States Marshall, at Boston, be arrested and prosecuted as a kidnapper.