Speech of Hon. P. Hitchcock, of Geauga, on the "Bill to Prevent Giving Aid to Fugitive Slaves. In the House of Representatives, Feb. 23, 1861. Peter Hitchcock.

Speech of Hon. P. Hitchcock, of Geauga, on the "Bill to Prevent Giving Aid to Fugitive Slaves. In the House of Representatives, Feb. 23, 1861

Notes: An argument against a law prohibiting giving aid to fugitive slaves, offered as a way to mollify the Southern states then in the process of seceding from the union.

"Have we not done enough?... Must we pass additional [laws]...? Laws which, if carried out in their spirit would inflict severe penalties upon that person who should give a cup of water, a bit of bread, or bestow a blanket upon the poor, shivering, hunted fugitive?"

15 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Minor stains on the front cover, else fine in self-wrappers; stitched as issued.

Publication: Columbus, OH: Richard Nevins' Steam Printing Office, 1861.

Item No: #361882

Price: $125

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