The "fugitive Slave Law" of the United States: Shown to be Unconstitutional, Impolitic, Inhuman, and Diabolical

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By the author, 1851 - 36 pages
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Page 8 - Territory from whence he or she may have escaped as aforesaid. In no trial or hearing under this act shall the testimony of such alleged fugitive be admitted in evidence; and the certificates in this and the first section mentioned shall be conclusive of the right of the person or persons in whose favor granted...
Page 35 - Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye did it not to me And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Page 18 - Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee : he shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
Page 8 - And be it further enacted, That any person who shall knowingly and willingly obstruct, hinder, or prevent such claimant, his agent or attorney, or any person or persons, lawfully assisting him, her, or them, from arresting such a fugitive from service or labor, either with or without...
Page 35 - I was hungry and ye gave me no meat, thirsty and ye gave me no drink, naked and ye clothed me not, a stranger and ye took me not in, sick and in prison and ye visited me not.
Page 17 - Brethren, the days of want and despondency ; and " all things whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.
Page 11 - In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation...
Page 11 - . . . nor shall any person . . . be deprived of . . . liberty . . . without due process of law . . . ." Correspondingly, where state governments are concerned, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment permits limits on private discussion, but public discussion belongs under the absolute prohibition: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities...
Page 11 - ... mentioned, shall be conclusive of the right of the person or persons in whose favor granted, to remove such fugitive to the State or Territory from which he escaped, and shall prevent all molestation of such person or persons by any process issued by any court, judge, magistrate, or other person whomsoever.
Page 32 - And I will remind Judge Douglas and this audience that while Mr. Jefferson was the owner of slaves, as undoubtedly he was, in speaking upon this very subject, he used the strong language that "he trembled for his country when he remembered that God was just...

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