Annual Report and Proceedings, Bände 19-21

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Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 1851
 

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Seite 107 - I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation.
Seite 107 - Attorney, or other person or persons lawfully assisting as aforesaid, when so arrested, pursuant to the authority herein given and declared ; or shall aid, abet, or assist such person, so owing service or labor as aforesaid, directly or indirectly, to escape from such claimant...
Seite 106 - And the better to enable the said commissioners to execute their duties faithfully and efficiently, in conformity with the Constitution of the United States and the requirements 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 time, to execute all such warrants and other process as may be issued by them...
Seite 1 - Whereupon the court shall cause a record to be made of -the matters so proved, and also a general description of the person «o escaping, with such convenient certainty as may be...
Seite 1 - States to cause persons escaping from service or labor to be delivered up, shall be held and taken to be full and conclusive evidence of the fact of escape, and that the service or labor of the person escaping is due to the party in such record mentioned.
Seite 49 - ... Therefore, prepare thee to cut off the flesh: Shed thou no blood ; nor cut thou less nor more, But just a pound of flesh : if thou tak'st more Or less than a just pound, — be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple ; nay, if the scale do turn But in the estimation of a hair, — Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.
Seite 44 - The end of the institution, maintenance, and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic; to protect it; and to furnish the individuals who compose it, with the power of enjoying, in safety and tranquillity, their natural rights and the blessings of life...
Seite 106 - That it shall be the duty of all Marshals and Deputy Marsh alt 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...

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