Free Massachusetts Negroes in Louisiana

Free Negroes in Louisiana.     Thirteen free men of color, who came here on board of vessels from the free States of the Union, were yesterday placed in confinement by the Second Municipality police, in pursuance of the act forbidding free persons of color to come within the limits of the State.  Such an impertinent interference with our internal laws as that of which Massachusetts has been guilty, but tends to increase vigilance on the part of our police in these matters.    — N.O. Pic. Jan. 10

(Characteristic Finger pointing!)           Thus does the South dare to trample upon the Constitution, and to make slaves of the people of Massachusetts!  So let it be to us, as long as we are base and servile enough to cling to this thrice-accursed Union with Slaveholders!

(Liberator, Jan 31, 1845, pg 2)