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3 The State law was in strict accord with the Constitution, as it only prohibited the use of the jails and the assistance of State officers in the rendition of fugitive slaves.
4 In the ‘Emancipator and Republican,’ June 27, 1850, Henry Wilson gave a full account of interviews with Webster from 1845 to 1848, in which he showed a favorable disposition towards the antislavery or Free Soil movement.
5 Webster's Works, vol. v. p. 432; Curtis's ‘Life of Webster,’ vol. II. p. 438. The writer was present when Webster spoke from a carriage in front of the Revere House on the afternoon of April 29, 1850. Choate was by his side, and B. R. Curtis addressed him from a temporary platform. His face was never darker and sterner than when he said interrogatively, ‘Massachusetts must conquer her prejudices.’
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