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Repeal of the Rhode Island Personal Liberty bill.

The vote in the Senate of Rhode Island, on the repeal of the Personal Liberty bill, was yeas 21, nays 9; and in the House of Representatives, yeas 49, nays 18. The following are the sections repealed:

‘ "Sec. 18. No. Judge, Justice, Magistrate or Court, whatsoever, of this State, shall grant any certificate or warrant to, or otherwise in any manner officially aid any persons claiming or pursuing another as a fugitive slave, either under the act of Congress approved February 12th, 1793, entitled." An act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters, or under the act of Congress, approved September 18th, 1860, entitled 'An act to amend and supplementary to said act.

"Sec. 19. No Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Town Sergeant, Constable or other officer of this State shall arrest or detain, or aid in the arrest or detention of any person claimed as a fugitive slave, for or

by reason thereof, or imprison such fugitive, as such, in any jail, or other building belonging to this State, or to any city, town, or village thereof."

"Sec. 20. Any Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Town Sergeant, Constable, Jailor or keeper of a jail, who shall violate any provision of the two sections next preceding, shall, for every such offence, be fined five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding six months."

’ The Providence Daily Post, in noticing the repeal of the bill, says:

‘ "The large majority by which the odious law was repealed is not without meaning. We are certainly satisfied with the verdict. The people demanded that the work should not be done by halves, and their voice has been respected. They will heartily endorse and support the action of their representatives.

"And now we call upon Maine and Massachusetts, and the other nullifying States, to meet this question as we have met it. Let the whole North put itself right. Let every law which has been conceived in hostility to any section of the country be blotted out. Let us stand upon national ground. Let us encourage the hearts and strengthen the hands of Union-loving men everywhere. Let us no right, and then we may enforce justice even in the strongholds of the country's enemies."

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