Anthony Burns: A History

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John P. Jewett and Company, 1856 - African Americans - 295 pages
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Page 252 - That the provisions of an act entitled "an act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 282 - 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 282 - 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 232 - There shall never be any bond slavery, villeinage, or captivity among us, unless it be lawful captives taken in just wars, and such strangers as willingly sell themselves, or are sold to us. And these shall have all the liberties and Christian usages which the law of God established in Israel concerning such persons doth morally require.
Page 99 - Why, sir, people have not felt it necessary to lock their doors at night, the brothels are tenanted only by women; fighting dogs and racing horses have been unemployed, and Ann street and its alleys and cellars show signs of a coming millennium.
Page iv - Romae, alia Athenis, alia nunc, alia posthac, sed et omnes gentes et omni tempore " una lex et sempiterna et immutabilis continebit unusque erit communis quasi " magister et imperator omnium deus: ille legis hujus inventor, disceptator, lator, cui " qui non parebit, ipse se fugiet ac naturam hominis aspernatus hoc ipso luet maximas " poenas, etiam si caetera supplicia quae putantur, effugerit.
Page 232 - Every man whether Inhabitant or fforreiner, free or not free shall have libertie to come to any publique Court, Councel, or Towne meeting, and either by speech or writeing to move any lawfull, seasonable, and materiall question, or to present any necessary motion, complaint, petition, Bill or information, whereof that meeting hath proper cognizance, so it be done in convenient time, due order, and respective manner.
Page 120 - 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.
Page 109 - Columbia, shall escape therefrom, the party to whom such service or labor shall be due, his, her, or their agent or attorney, may apply to any court of record therein, or judge thereof in vacation, and make satisfactory proof to such court, or judge in vacation, of the escape aforesaid, and that the person escaping owed service or labor to such party. Whereupon the court shall cause a record...
Page 289 - It was done by a Boston hand. It was a Boston man who issued the warrant; it was a Boston marshal who put it in execution ; they are Boston men who are seeking to kidnap a citizen of Massachusetts, and send him into slavery for ever and ever. It is our fault that it is so. Eight years ago, a merchant of Boston ' kidnapped a man on the high road between Faneuil Hall and Old Quincy...

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