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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
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he act of Congress passed in 1850, known as the Fugitive-slave Law. Several persons, held in the South as slaves, had made their way to Massachusetts; and, being afterwards arrested, had been returned to their masters. The entire provisions of that act were abhorrent to our people, notwithstanding its friends and supporters claimed for it an exact conformity to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States. The opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, pronounced by Judge Story, himself a Massachusetts man, declared that the Constitution contemplated the existence of a positive, unqualified right, on the part of the owner of the slave, which no State law or regulation can in any way qualify, regulate, control, or restrain. This opinion of the Supreme Court, Governor Banks said, has been approved by the Legislature of this State, and confirmed by its Supreme Judicial Court. He then invited the attention of the Legislature to the sections of the State act relati
C. M. Merritt, all of Lynn, lieutenants. Company E, Light Infantry, Beverly. Officers: Francis E. Porter, of Beverly, captain; John W. Raymond, Eleazer Giles, Albert Wallis, and Moses S. Herrick, all of Beverly, lieutenants. Company F, City Guards, Lynn. Officers: James Hudson, Jr., of Lynn, captain; Edward A. Chandler, Henry Stone, Mathias N. Snow, all of Lynn, lieutenants. Company G, American Guard, Gloucester. Officers: Addison Center, of Gloucester, captain; David W. Lowe, Edward A. Story, Harry Clark, all of Gloucester, lieutenants. Company H, Glover Light Guard, Marblehead. Officers: Francis Boardman, of Marblehead, captain; Thomas Russell, Nicholas Bowden, and Joseph S. Caswell, all of Marblehead, lieutenants. Company I, Light Infantry, Salem. Officers: Arthur F. Devereux, of Salem, captain; George F. Austin, Ethan A. P. Brewster, and George D. Putnam, all of Salem, lieutenants. This company belonged to the Seventh Regiment, but was ordered, on the evening o