Personal Liberty Laws

April 13, 1860

Under the Refuge of  Oppression column, an article, criticizes the enactment of Personal Liberty Laws, indicating that many in states where they have been enacted have “allowed themselves to be deceived by the false titles of the laws in question.”  These laws are really “for the sole purpose of nullifying the acts of Congress for the rendition of slaves….a white man is not, in any case, but a black is in all, protected by these personal liberty laws.”