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Abner H. Francis to Frederick Douglass, April 17, 1852

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San Francisco, April 17th, 1852.

Dear Frederick:--
I mailed a letter to you in Portland. I am now in this city for a fortnight. I find they have acted on the Fugitive Slave Law in the Legislature of his State, passing it by an overwhelming majority. Soon I look for trouble in this new, yet rotten limb of "Republican America"--

Forty or more slaves, (which no doubt you have heard of, as being brought to this country by their owners,) arrived yesterday. It created some sensation, and the general opinion, is, that the miners will not suffer them to labor. The law of California is no law with the miners.

Yours as ever,
A. H. F.

Creator

Francis, Abner H.

Date

1852-04-17

Description

Abner H. Francis to Frederick Douglass. PLIr: Frederick Douglass' Paper, 27 May 1852. Reports proslavery sentiment and activities in California.

Publisher

This document was calendared in the published volume and has not been published in full before.

Collection

Frederick Douglass' Paper

Type

Letters

Publication Status

Unpublished

Source

Frederick Douglass' Paper