Resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Maine, in favor of Repealing the laws of States or Territories which render persons of color liable to arrest and imprisonment and to be sold for jail fees. 28th Congress, 1st session. Senate. 245. Maine, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia.

Resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Maine, in favor of Repealing the laws of States or Territories which render persons of color liable to arrest and imprisonment and to be sold for jail fees. 28th Congress, 1st session. Senate. 245.

[Washington, D.C.]: n.p., 1844. 1 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. A very good copy. Clark: New England in U.S. Government Publications, 1789-1849: 1145. Item #36140

The main resolution was an attack on the heinous process of re-enslaving freed blacks: "Resolved. That we do most solemnly, in behalf of the people of this State, protest against the existence of any laws, in any of the States of Territories of this Union, which subject our free colored citizens to the liability to be arrested and imprisoned, and to be sold into slavery for the payment of the costs of such arrest and imprisonment; that we do protest against such laws as unconstitutional, and as endangering the Union...." Maine approved this on March 22, 1843, sent a copy to all members of the House and Senate, and to all the governors of States and Territories. OCLC locates no copies. Not in Sabin, Blockson, Dumont, Work, LCP. Afro-Americana

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