New York Times, “The Ohio Legislature and the Slavery Question,” April 22, 1857

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“The Ohio Legislature and the Slavery Question,” New York Times, April 22, 1857, p. 1: 6.
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The Ohio Legislature and the Slavery Question
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The Ohio Legislature and the Slavery Question.

CINCINNATI, Tuesday, April 21.

The Ohio Legislature adjourned sine die on Saturday, having previously passed the bill making it a penitentiary offence to claim or hold slaves in Ohio, or to undertake to carry away from the State as a slave any person of color. This is intended to prevent the operating of the “Dred Scott” decision of the United States Supreme Court. Resolutions were also adopted, declaring it to be a duty to use all power consistent with the national compact, to prevent the increase, to mitigate, and finally eradicate Slaver; and that the ordinance of 1787, as far as it concerns Slavery, should be extended to all the territories of the United States. The Senators and Representatives in Congress from Ohio were requested to vote against the admission of any State, unless Slavery is excluded by its constitution.

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