Removal of Judge Loring

April 2, 1858

Much of the first two pages is devoted to reaction to the removal of Loring, including three columns under the Refuge of Oppression,   Personal Liberty Bill Defeated in Mass. Legislature. The editor calls attention to the fact that the Legislature, in its closing session, has amended a proposed Personal Liberty Bill, in a way which affords “unlimited scope to slave-hunting in Massachusetts, under the Fugitive Slave Law..”   The editor also comments on the man who moved the offending amendments, and says that his action reveals “his own detestable and inhuman spirit.  Let him be remembered.”