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?"
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