Court extends the meaning of “slaver”

An important decision was delivered in the U. S. Circuit Court yesterday, in the case of the brig Porpoise, seized for being engaged in the slave trade.  It was held that a vessel which has acted as a tender upon slavers, and has carried merchandise which was used for the purchase of slaves before the eyes of the captain, and has otherwise aided in the slave transportation, although she had not actually carried a single slave, was guilty of being engaged in the slave trade within the statue.  This reverses a previous opinion of the Court, and will take away another of the facilities for engaging with impunity in this nefarious traffic. — Boston Journal.

                                                             (Liberator, July 6, 1855, pg 3)