Latimer Case

February 3, 1843

Several columns of “Correspondence between the Authorities of Virginia and the Executive of Massachusetts, relative to the Latimer Case.” There is also an account of a “Latimer Convention”, and actions taken to encourage petitions to the Mass. Legislature, with a warning that “so long as Massachusetts has upon her statute books enactments which proscribe or allow that corporation dependent upon the Legislature for existence, to proscribe, abuse, or assault colored citizens, all her remonstrances with the South against slavery, will have but little influence, since precepts are comparatively useless without practice….”