Gilbert Knapp chairman to determine the legality of the fugitive slave law
f - ! - The Meeting, on Thursday eeeaiag, to respond to Jadge Smith whlah pronounces the fugitive slave Iu attended by the respectable and Intelligent oft - liens of Racine. Cant Gilbert Knann. chosen Chairman of the meeting aad A. P. Dot - ton was elected See rotary I. C. Paine, Esq., stated the object of the meeting aad ably vindicated aad sustained the position of Judge Smitbnd moved s committee to draft resolutions expressive of tho tense of the meeting: Whereupon Ira C. Palao, Lewi Royce and W. H. Waterman were appointed a committee for this purpose. During the absence ef the committee, T. L. Piltbury, addressed the crowd in a terlrs of eloquent remark which were frequently interrupted by the applause of the aadtence. The committee then returned and reported tne following resolutions : Resolved, That we hail with unmtngled satisfaction the decision of Judge Smith, by whioh mo constitution is vindicated and restored It original nuritv Retotvtd, That Judge Smith' construction 1 the true and undoubted meaning of the Constitution, as left by the hand of the Father who iraujou ii, mac tne reasoning oy wnico no sr - rived at that conclusion is unanswerable, and piaoes tue juage in the tront rank ol Constitutional Jurists. Reeolted. That It la lu1 1!kt h - nni. pared with the muddy and discrepant opinion pronounced by the Judge of the U. 8. Court in the famous Prigg ease, reported In 16th Pe - Retotted, That we hold with Judge Smith. Who in lOeakinff of thn dlirla f nfllnar tn. wards the Federal and State Government remarks " that he is the true nun urul faithful of ficer who is ready to assert and guard every jot of power rightfully belonging to each, and y ngui,Bs eucroaenmant or assi tton of power, on the Dart of either." and Retohed, That with him we tiooerely and solemnly believe that the last hope of a free, representative, and republican government, rettt upon the State Sovereignty mnA eh. ftj.li. ty of State officers to their double allegiance to the State and Federal government. i Retolved, That Judge Smith has manfully and ably fulfilled the trust of double allegi - The above resolutions were adopted unani mously sfter a free discussion by Mettrt. Mc - aiynn, Clement, Godfrey and the President G. Knspp, Esq. On motion the proceedings were ordered to be published in the city paper. un motion the meeting adjourned at about 10 o'clock. GILBERT KNAPP. Pre. A. P. Dutton, Sec'y.