Ohio Black Laws

February 10, 1846

An article, in sarcastic tone, tells of the enactment of “new laws against the colored people”, in Ohio. “Driven from the slave States by oppressive laws, under penalty of being sold into slavery, they will, a few of them, make their way into Ohio, notwithstanding our accursed laws against them….This will not do.  They must be utterly shut out from amongst us —- and being driven out from the slave States, they must go to Canada, or perish in the ocean.”

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