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Xvi. The era of Slave-hunting. Fugitive Slave law John Van Buren Judge Grier R. R. Sloane Margaret Garner Anthony Burns--the flaunting lie National party Platforms of 1852 Gen. Scott election of Pierce and King. but, whatever theoretic or practical objections may be justly made to the Compromise of 1850, there can be no doubt that it was accepted and ratified by a great majority of the American People, whether in the North or in the South. They were intent on business — ty the act to summon and call to their aid the bystanders, or posse comitatus of the proper county, to aid them in their work; and all good citizens are hereby commanded to aid and assist in the prompt and efficient execution of this law. Mr. John Van Buren, in a letter Dated New York, April 4, 1851. to a Massachusetts Convention of opponents of this law, while admitting the right to reclaim and the duty of surrendering fugitives from Slavery, condemned the enactment in all its more importa
tion of all parties when overruled by that Court, was not calculated to please and conciliate the South. Yet no adversary of a United States Bank ever felt himself restrained from opposing and voting against such a Bank as unconstitutional by the fact that the Court had adjudged it otherwise. No one imagines that a decision by that Court that Slavery had no right to enter the territories would have been regarded and treated by the South as the end of controversy on that point. See Mr. John Van Buren on this point, page 213. For Mr. Jefferson's views, see pages 83-4; for Gen. Jackson's, see pages 104-6. But, having obtained, in the Dred Scott case, an opinion that slaveholders might take their human chattels to any territory, and there hold them, claiming ample protection from the Government in so doing, they were fully resolved to make the most of it, and not at all disposed to acquiesce in the suggestion that, on questions essentially political, the American People are a higher a