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OFFICE OF THE AMERICAN AND FOREIGN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY,
61 John street, Nero-York, November 1st, 1850. Tuis Review of the infamous Bill, passed at the late session of Congress, has already been published at this office, and thirteen thousand copies disposed of. The demand is so great that another edition, much improved, is now presented to the public. A wide circulation should be given to the pamphlet. To enable the friends of freedom to accomplish this object, it will be sold by the thousand or hundred at the bare cost. They are earnestly entreated to have a copy put into the hands of every citizen in the Free States, and to have copious extracts made for the public press.
The Executive Committee of the Society believe that the heart of every antislavery individual will deeply sympathize with the panting fugitive. They trust that the dwelling of every citizen will be an asylum, or place of protection; and that in view of his extraordinary circumstances, and the approaching cold weather, clothing, and other necessary articles, will be furnished with a liberal hand. They would not recommend that fugitives go to Canada, at least on the approach of winter; but if any go, that they be men without families. It is well for every fugitive to avoid large cities and public houses.
The free people of color are advised to remain at their posts, unmoved and “ unawed,” und each one to consider his dwelling his castle. It has been suggested at Boston, by eminent counsel, that the process under this Bill is a civil process, and that the outer door of a house cannot be broken in for the purpose of serving it. In case of assault or molestation, they may be assured that they will be effectually aided by their white friends. The opposition to the wicked Bill is general and strong; and if those, liable to be its victims are circumspect and fearless, the opposition will increase, and the sympathy will be deeper and more general, until the "law" is indignantly and for ever swept from the statute book.
Those who aid the fugitive, and defend the free people of color from being kidnapped, act on conscientious, and many of them from Christian principles. The adminstration of the iniquitous and unconstitutional law is therefore a matter of persecution. In every way in which it can be viewed, it is a disgrace to the nation, an act of extreme cruelty, and can be viewed as an experiment on the part of the Slave Power to see how much the Free States will bear, with refer ence to future experiments upon their rights and feelings.
LEWIS TAPPAN, Cor. Sec.