October 11, 1850
From the Boston Courier : “The public have been treated to some bugbear stories upon this subject, which have afforded an excellent occasion to a certain class of persons for letting off a portion of the steam which has been accumulating in their indignant insides for some time past. Slave-catchers were among us, forsooth!….None of these tales have the slightest foundation. All of the excitement has been got up by agitators, for their own private benefit.”
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