Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Whither Are We Tending!,” June 26, 1859

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    “Whither Are We Tending!,” Memphis (TN) Appeal, June 26, 1859, p. 2: 1.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    Whither Are We Tending!

    The telegraph yesterday morning informed us that “a bill has passed the House of New Hampshire Legislature, by a vote of one hundred and thirty-four to one hundred and one, punishing any person aiding in the rendition of persons claimed as fugitive slaves, by imprisonment for five years for the first offense, and imprisonment for life for the second offense.”

    Such legislation as this, coming as it does, in direct conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States, can only serve to estrange the two sections of the Union, and embitter the bad feelings already existing between them. When such becomes the settled policy of the entire North, the South will know how to take care of herself and her rights.

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