……………We understand that a certain Constable in this city, is very active in entering the dwellings of colored people, pretending to have search warrants, and ransacking their homes from cellar to garret, in search of fugitives from slavery.

Constables have no right to enter a home, without a special Warrant for that purpose from some Judge, granted for a special case.

Colored People beware !  put confidence only in such persons as you know to be friendly.

                                        (Liberator, August 6, 1836,  pg 3)