Liberty in Vermont — Vermont law now is – 1st. That no judge or other magistrate shall take cognizance of the 3d section of the Act of Congress of 1798. 2d. That no sheriff jailor, or other officer or citizen of Vermont, shall seize, detain, or imprison any person claimed as a slave. 3d. That no officer or citizen of Vermont shall aid in the transporting from the State any person claimed as a slave. 4th. The penalty for violation of either of these provisions is a fine of $1,000, or confinement in the State prison five years. Massachusetts law is, in effect, the same. —Am. and For. Anti-Slavery Reporter.
(Liberator, Nov 22, 1844, pg 4)