The Fugitive Slave Law in Wisconsin

The Fugitive Slave Law in Wisconsin : With Reference to Nullification Sentiment (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Fugitive Slave Law in Wisconsin: With Reference to Nullification Sentiment Meanwhile, the question of the organization of the Territories dragged on. California applied for admission as a State, Feb ruary 13, 1850. Shortly before the application, Clay had sub mitted a proposition to compromise the conflicting claims of the advocates of slavery extension and of slavery restriction. Among his compromising provisions, was one providing for a more rigid fugitive slave law. It directed and encouraged the surrender of fugitive Slaves by United States commissioners in the North, without any trial by jury, and commanded all good citizens to aid in making arrests. The entire Wisconsin dele gation, in both houses, voted against its passage. This bil as soon as introduced, was quite generally condemned by publ opinion in this State, - Whigs, free-soilers, and bolting Demo crats being particularly outspoken against it. Nevertheless it became a law, the president signing the bill September 18, 1850. The act provided. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243293763
  • 9780243293766