The Latimer Case

November 4, 1842

Here are long accounts of the Faneuil Hall meeting, speeches made, of strong controversy, discussion on all sides, in which the Latimer case is lifted in the context of human rights, and appeals for personal liberty laws by the state.  There is also a copy of a notice which had invited people to the meeting, with this call to the meeting:  “A repeal of the union between northern liberty and southern slavery is essential to the abolition of the one, and the preservation of the other.”Resolutions at the Faneuil Hall meeting called for the state legislature to pass laws which should “apply to any person who willfully aids the return of fugitive slaves”, and such persons should be “incapacitated for holding any office of trust, honor or emolument, under the Constitution or laws of this State.”

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