Black Abolitionist Archive
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)
Although some representatives believed that the bill under consideration in Congress might repeal the Fugitive Slave Law, others proposed an end to the practice of Union soldiers returning runaway slaves to their masters. After much debate, the bill to prohibit Union officers from ordering the return of fugitive slaves to their masters was passed.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page
People: Bingham, [John Armor]; Blair, [Francis Preston]; Crittenden, [John J.]; Diven, [Alexander S.]; Grant, Ulysses S.; Gride, [Henry]; Hickman, [John]; Johnson, [Philip]; Lovejoy, [Owen]; Mallory, [Robert]; Steele, [William G.]; Vallandigham, [Clement L.]; Wickliffe, [Charles Anderson]; Wright, [Hendrick B.]