“Slave Property Protected in New Mexico,” Memphis (TN) Appeal, February 27, 1859, p. 2: 1.
Santa Fe (NM) Gazette
Memphis Daily Appeal
Slave Property Protected in New Mexico
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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SLAVE PROPERTY PROTECTED IN NEW MEXICO. – We have received the Santa Fe Gazette of the 29th ult., from which we take the following items: “We are proud to announce that the House of Representatives of the Territorial Legislature of New Mexico yesterday passed, with but one dissenting voice, a very stringent bill “providing for the protection of property in slaves in the Territory,” which was sent to the Senate, where it will pass by a like very large majority. Let the statesmen and politicians of the Union, North and South, stick a pin there!