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BS, 1-24-1856, slaveholder charged w kidnap in pa
VlBGTSIA AXD THE FUGITIVE SLAVE Law. Proposed Retaliation A select committee of the Virginia House of Delegates has reported a bll I "to protect James Parson. Jr., of Hampshire and other citizens of the Commonwealth, in the prosecution and inaintainance of their constitu tional tights." The said Parsons is now under recognizance to appear before the county court of Blair county. Pa , to answer. to the charge of kid napping, under the laws of said State, he having pursued to said county and endeavored to reclaim a fugitive slave, in pursuance of tY.e provisions of the act or consrress anown as ine -rogitive -rogitive slave law." The bill prohibits the said Parsons, under a penalty of $6,0C0. from appearing and pleading to the charge aforesaid, and provides that the Commonwealth of Virginia shall assume on his behalf all costs, fines, forfeitures, &c . incurred by his non-appearance non-appearance non-appearance the amount to be paid by the Governor out of the contingent fund The bill further Drovides that if the said parsons snail nere afer be arrested and Imprisoned upon the charge aforesaid, the Governor of Virginia is directed to demand his immediate surrender, and in default thereof shall cause the writ of habeas corpus to be annlled for. 4c. If his release be not then enect ed. the Governor Is directed, ten davs after the uroclamatlon. to seize and Imprison all citizens and to seize and bold all property of the State of Pennsylvania and or citizens tnercoi, until me release release and surtender of said Parsons. For the en forcement of the proceedings contemplated by th s nronnsed law. the Governor is authorized to call upon and command the services of all civil and mllitsrv officers of the Sta'e. and all private citi yens whatsoever. Ac. It is further provided that i the provisions of this bill shall be extended to any ' OlDer Citizen SI lrgiuia wuu may iiT-muit; iiT-muit; iiT-muit; i placed In the situation of said Parsons, &.c. be