RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA, IN FAVOR OF SO AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AS TO AUTHORIZE CIRCUIT JUDGES OF THE UNITED STATES TO SURRENDER FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE.

26th Cong., 1st Sess. SD273. 1840. 15pp, disbound, minor wear. Very Good. A vivid illustration of the interstate irritations caused by the Fugitive Slave Act and the outrageous demands of southern states for the return of Negroes who in all likelihood had never been enslaved. Georgia insists that Maine extradite two black seamen who were, from the evidence presented here, mariners entering Georgia on a vessel in the course of their employment. As the result of Maine's refusal to return them to Georgia, that State seeks to amend the Constitution so that applications under the Fugitive Slave Act may be made to a United States Circuit Court rather than to the chief executive of the State into which the alleged fugitive has fled. FIRST EDITION. Item #4539

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