Vote of Judge Loring’s removal

March 19, 1858

Here is an account of the votes in both the House and the Senate, acting in support of the Joint Special Committee, asking for the removal of the Judge, for the “unwarrantable part he took in the rendition of Anthony Burns, and for his contumacious violation of the law of Massachusetts, by which he is forbidden to hold the office of Judge while acting as a Slave Commissioner”.  The votes are strongly in support of removal.   The editor comments:  “It only remains for the Governor and the Council to respond affirmatively, (and they will, undoubtedly,) and the sovereignty of the people will be vindicated.”