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Fugitive Slave Bill

Identifier: MB0001
Broadside announcing the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850. Passed by the Senate and House of Representatives and signed into law by President Millard Fillmore, the Fugitive Slave Act gave slave owners greater power in capturing runaway slaves, even those who had fled to free states. more...