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Wealthy New York
from Kansas, John Brown
gave well received speeches.
With eight to twelve hundred Jammed into the hall. The
meeting proceed with out a hitch and
The convention also designated the states to be the sole
legitimate guardians of popular liberty, and charged them to jealously
protect their reserved rights from being undermined by the national
The meeting went on to deny that the Constitution
It also insisted that the states were under no obligation to return fugitive slaves, and that in
Wisconsin at least, "whoever treads on it soil... isFREE.
Milwaukee Sentinel 1857