Militia law eliminates “white”

The Militia Law.   The amendment to the Militia Law of Massachusetts, striking out therefrom the invidious, unconstitutional and absurd word ‘white’, which passed the Senate, last week, by a very large majority, was adopted by the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, on the passage of the bill to its third reading, by a vote of 105 to 97.  Further particulars, with a list of Yeas and Nays, next week.

             (Liberator, Mar 16, 1860, pg 3)