Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Purchases and Supply, 1850
 

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Side 251 - ... or arrested, doth, under the laws of the state or territory from which he or she fled, owe service or labour to the person claiming him or her.
Side 251 - That any person who shall knowingly and willingly obstruct or hinder such claimant, his agent or attorney, in so seizing or arresting such fugitive from labor, or shall rescue such fugitive from such claimant, his agent or attorney, when so arrested pursuant to the authority herein given or declared, or shall harbor or conceal euch person after notice that he or she was a fugitive from labor as aforesaid, shall, for either of the said offences, forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars.
Side 251 - ... empowered to seize or arrest such fugitive from labor, and to take him or her before any judge of the circuit or district courts of the United States, residing or being within the State, or before any magistrate of a county, city, or town corporate, wherein such seizure or arrest shall be made...
Side 237 - Papers belonging to any of the said States, or their Citizens, which in the Course of the War may have fallen into the Hands of his Officers, to be forthwith restored and delivered to the proper States and Persons to whom they belong.
Side 140 - ... and at the expiration of the term of insurance, the said note, or such part of the same as shall remain unpaid, after deducting all losses and expenses occurring during said term, shall be relinquished and given up to the maker thereof.
Side 251 - Territory from which he or she fled, owe service or labor to the person claiming him or her, it shall be the duty of such judge or magistrate to give a certificate thereof to such claimant, his agent or attorney, which shall be sufficient warrant for removing the said fugitive from labor to the State or Territory from which he or she fled.
Side 243 - Historically, it is well known that the object of this clause was to secure to the citizens of the slaveholding states the complete right and title of ownership in their slaves as property, in every state in the Union, into which they might escape from the state where they were held in servitude.
Side 140 - Institution, and the remainder of the said deposit note, shall be payable in part or the whole, at any time when the Directors shall deem the same requisite for the payment of losses by fire and such incidental expenses as shall be necessary for transacting the business of said company...
Side 151 - ... occupy, and enjoy all such real and personal estate as may be necessary and proper for the construction, extension, and usefulness of the works of said company, and for the management and good government of the same.
Side 252 - States, relating to fugitives from labour, manifestly contemplates the existence of a positive, unqualified right, on the part of the owner of the slave, which no state law or regulation can in any way qualify, regulate, control, or restrain.

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