Colored Persons are not Citizens 1859
A "HETTI-EU RULING.' Tf I'ltlsliuryh tlritrttr'rnys thatacompany of colored persons intending to emigrate westward, communicated with tho Land of fieoin relation to their right of preemption nl Ian Is, nn 1 received in reply the following letter tls-.Nr.Rii, l.vsi, Omen, March 7, US'', .tr.uv M. Ktiini-AtnirK, Pittsburgh, Pa, -III- In r.ply ti, y,ir letter of tho 21th ult, I have tu state that under the now settled ruling of this f f!h-F, which has btsa sanctioned by tbo Secretary, odorcd po-sonsnro not cltltens of the Fulled States as contemplated by tho preemption law ot tho It'i nf September, 1811, and are, therefore, therefore, not legally entitled to preempt public lands. Very respectfully, yourob't scrv't JOS. -. Wlb-sO.V, Acting Commissioner This is but on" iii'tnnco of many, showing how the outiag-iius principles of the Bred Scott decision uu- carried into practical ef feet liv the Administration. This result of it will bear pondering. Thero may bo a timo coining avlii ti this "settled ruling" will bo iiiMt,Vf7.