Report of the Select Committee on the Communication from the Governor Relative to the Slave George Latimer [electronic resource] ; Report of the minority of the Select Committee on the Communication from the Governor Relative to the Slave George Latimer.

Report and minority report of the Select Committee on the communication from the governor relative to the enslaved person, George Latimar. This committee resolved that the slaveholders in the state have a right to the return of their fugitive slaves who were in other states; and that Congress should...

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Corporate Authors: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates. Select Committee on the Communication from the Governor Relative to the Slave George Latimer, Virginia. Governor (1843-1846 : McDowell)
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Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: [Richmond, Virginia?] : [publisher not identified], [1843]
Series:Doc. ; no. 47.
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Summary:Report and minority report of the Select Committee on the communication from the governor relative to the enslaved person, George Latimar. This committee resolved that the slaveholders in the state have a right to the return of their fugitive slaves who were in other states; and that Congress should so pass that act. The minority was more threatening in tone and suggested that the state would be responsible for the enforcement of citizens' rights, not the federal government.
Item Description:"The case out of which these proceedings arise is briefly as follows: On the 4th day of October 1842, George Latimer, a slave of James B. Gray of the borough of Norfolk, held by a clear and indisputable title, escaped from his master and made his way to Boston in Massachusetts. ... The citizens of the borough of Norfolk and town of Portsmouth, believing that in this case the right of James B. Gray, a resident of the borough of Norfolk, to recover his fugitive slave, has been palpably and clearly violated ; and that while such violation is tolerated, the whole slave property of the country is placed in jeopardy, have asked the action of the legislature on the subject.--Minority report, page 1, 2."
Physical Description:1 online resource (2 volumes).