Crafts safely in England

February 28, 1851

A letter from Francis Bishop, dated Dec 28, 1850, in Liverpool, gives assurance that the Crafts have arrived safely on board the Cambria…..”they are now beyond the reach of their pursuers.”  “Can it be true, as the papers report, that President Fillmore has written to Dr. Collins, the husband of the person who impiously calls herself the owner of Mrs. Craft, stating that, if necessary, the whole force of the Union shall be put in operation to bring back the fugitives?  If so, what a spectacle for the world!  The Chief Magistrate  of a great country threatening to use all of its resources to kidnap a poor, defenceless woman, and carry her off to slavery!  O could degradation further go?”

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