previous next


The Massachusetts Personal Liberty bill.

--The Boston Courier announces that the Legislative Committee on the Personal Liberty law have agreed unanimously on the following changes in the present law: ‘"To make the writ of habeas corpus returnable only before a Justice of the Supreme Court, instead of Justices of the Superior Court as well as the Supreme Court; to provide that the militia may be lawfully called out to preserve the public peace, in cases growing out of the rendition of a fugitive slave; to allow the evidence of the claimant in proof of his claim to the alleged fugitive. "’The committee will report the first of next week.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: