Mass. Legislature Supports slaveholders rights

In early 1836, a Special Committee of the Legislature responds to documents which had been sent to the Governor from several southern state Legislatures, complaining about abolitionists, and maintaining the constitutional rights of slave holders.  The Committee maintains the rightness of these arguments, and the report speaks of the conduct of abolitionists to be “not only wrong in policy, but erroneous in morals”. and further warns against agitation of the subject of slavery, and the need to establish good relations between all the states.

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