English View of Fugitive Slave Law (Sims Case)

English View of the Sims Case     From the London Standard of Freedom     American law is now asked to make this man a slave. ….American law is asked to defy the Constitution, which guarantees that no man shall be deprived of life and liberty without due process of law, and to hand over the lives and fortunes, aye, and the eternal welfare of the slave to a multitude of functionaries who pollute the land they tread as the plague of frogs did Egypt of old….. The Fugitive Slave Law is a greater disgrace to America than slavery itself…. (Liberator, May 16, 1851, pg 2)