New York Times, "The Nebraska Bill in Indiana," June 16, 1854

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    “The Nebraska Bill in Indiana- Fugitive Slaves,” New York Times, June 16, 1854, p. 1: 4.
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    The Nebraska Bill in Indiana- Fugitive Slaves.

    CINCINNATI, Thursday, June 15.

    A large and enthusiastic Anti-Nebraska Meeting was held at Madison, Indiana, yesterday, composed chiefly of Democrats. Resolutions were passed, repudiating the Democratic Platform manufactured at Indianapolis recently, on the ground that it pledged the Democracy to the extension of whisky and Slavery. A Mass Convention was recommended to be held at Indianapolis on the 13th of July.

    Hon. JOHN PETTIT attempted to address the people of Lafayette on Monday, on the Nebraska bill. He met with a stormy reception. During his speech he was groaned and hissed at, and when the vote was taken on a series of resolutions offered, the confusion and excitement was so great that the question could not be decided. The people of Mr. PETTIT’S district exhibited unmistakable marks of disapprobation of his course on the Nebraska bill.

    Twenty-three negroes from Grant County, Ky., made their escape on Tuesday night. They came down the Licking River in disguise, crossed the Ohio below this city, and yesterday took passage on the underground Railroad for Canada.

    Nine fugitive slaves from Boone County, Ky., were arrested in the suburbs of this city last night. The party consists of 4 men, 2 women and 3 children, and presents a deplorable condition. They will be brought to-day before the United States Commissioner.

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