The Chicago Common Council and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850: An Address Read Before the Chicago Historical Society at a Special Meeting Held January 29, 1903

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Chicago Historical Society, 1903 - Počet stran: 32
 

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Strana 70 - Christianity, the laws of God should be held paramount to all human compacts and statutes, therefore "Resolved, That the Senators and Representatives in Congress from the free States who aided and assisted in the passage of this infamous law, and those who basely sneaked away from their seats and thereby evaded the question...
Strana 80 - No person held to service or labor in one state, under the laws thereof escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on the claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.
Strana 80 - Resolved, That as the lives, property and safety of ourselves and our families depend upon the observance and protection of the laws, every effort to excite any portion of our population to make resistance to the due execution of the laws of the land, should be promptly and emphatically condemned by every good citizen. "Resolved, That we will stand or fall by the American Union and its Constitution, with all its compromises, with its glorious memories of the past, and precious hope of the future.
Strana 58 - It seemed now to be pretty well understood, that the real difference of interests lay, not between the large and small, but between the Northern and Southern, States. The institution of slavery, and its consequences, formed the line of discrimination.
Strana 76 - ... shall be conclusive of the right of the person or persons in whose favor granted, to remove such fugitive to the State or Territory from which he escaped, and shall prevent all molestation of such person or persons by any process issued by any court, judge, magistrate, or other person whomsoever.
Strana 76 - It was so simple and eminently practicable that it could not fail to excite the admiration of even the casual inquirer. His proposition was, that our judicial system should be so improved as to allow an appeal, on all constitutional questions, from the Supreme Court of this state to two justices of the peace ! When that shall have been effected, but one other reform will be necessary to render our national system perfect, and that is, to change the federal Constitution, so as to authorize an appeal,...
Strana 79 - Resolved, That it is the sacred duty of every friend of the Union to maintain, and preserve inviolate, every provision of our Federal Constitution. Resolved, That any law enacted by Congress, in pursuance of the Constitution, should be respected as such...
Strana 75 - Master for thirty pieces of silver," will be understood abroad as having direct personal application to my esteemed colleague, Gen. Shields, and myself. Whatever may have been the intention of those who voted for the resolutions, I will do the members of council the justice to say, that I do not believe they intended to make any such application.
Strana 77 - The record is conclusive of these two facts, so far as to authorize the fugitive to be sent back for trial under the laws of the State whence he fled ; but it is no evidence that the person arrested here is the fugitive named in the record. The question of identity is to be proven here to the satisfaction of the commissioner or judge, before whom the trial is had, by " other and further evidence" This is the great point in the case.
Strana 79 - Saints shall be revealed unto us. For my part, I am prepared to maintain and preserve inviolate the Constitution as it is with all its compromises, to stand or fall by the American Union, clinging with the tenacity of life to all its glorious memories of the past and precious hopes for the future.

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