Thoughts on the Fugitive Slave Law and Nebraska Bill

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author, 1855 - Fugitive slaves - 26 pages
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Page 32 - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Page 7 - ... summon and call to their aid the bystanders, or posse comitatus of the proper county, when necessary to insure a faithful observance of the clause of the Constitution referred to, in conformity with the provisions of this act; and all good citizens are hereby commanded to aid and assist in the prompt and efficient execution of the law, whenever their services may be required...
Page 6 - That the provisions of an act entitled "an act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 12 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 7 - That when a person held to service or labor in any State or Territory of the United States, has heretofore or shall hereafter escape into another State or Territory of the United States, the person or persons to whom such service or labor may be due, or his, her, or their agent or attorney...
Page 7 - Territories, severally and collectively, in term time and vacation; and shall grant certificates to such claimants, upon satisfactory proof being made, with authority to take and remove such fugitives from service or labor, under the restrictions herein contained, to the State or territory from which such persons may have escaped or fled.
Page 6 - United States and the superior courts of the Territories of the United States, from time to time, to increase the number of commissioners, so as to afford a speedy and convenient means for the arrest and examination of persons charged with a violation of this act.
Page 7 - States and of this Act, they are hereby authorized and empowered, within their counties respectively, to appoint, in writing, under their hands, any one or more suitable persons, from time to...
Page 7 - That it shall be the duty of all marshals and deputy marshals to obey and execute all warrants and precepts issued under the provisions of this act, when to them directed; and should any marshal or deputy marshal refuse to receive such warrant or other process, when tendered, or to use all proper means diligently to execute the same, he shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in the sum of one thousand dollars to the use of...
Page 6 - States,"f it is thus enacted : " that for any crime or offence against the United States, the offender may, by any justice or judge of the United States...

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