The Fugitive Slave Bill: Its History and Unconstitutionality : with an Account of the Seizure and Enslavement of James Hamlet, and His Subsequent Restoration to Liberty

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Seite 32 - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Seite 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...
Seite 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...
Seite 22 - In no trial or hearing under this act shall the testimony of such alleged fugitive be admitted in evidence...
Seite 8 - Territory from which such fugiiive may have escaped as aforesaid, and that said person escaped, to make out and deliver to such claimant, his or her agent or attorney, a certificate setting forth the substantial facts...
Seite 9 - ... with such other fees as may be deemed reasonable by such commissioners for such other additional services as may be necessarily performed by him or them ; such as attending at the examination, keeping the...
Seite 8 - And be it further enacted, 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...
Seite 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...
Seite 10 - ... 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. And upon the production by the said party of other and further evidence, if necessary, either oral or by affidavit, in addition to what is contained in the said record, of the identity of the person escaping, he or she shall be delivered up to the claimant.
Seite 8 - 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...

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