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Supreme Court Vs. Supreme Court

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i he present position of this body is very humiliaiing. ín thc great Mississippi case, ihe court decided that Congress could not regálate che comnierce in slaves between the States, because tho corisíitution of the United States did riOi knowslnves as property, but ns persons; and therefore Congress could pass no iaws in rclation to thern property ; that their property relation vrá a state or local matter, over which Cor.gress liad no constitutional power, and i could not regúlate commerce in slaves. In the I case of Pennsylvania and Mnryland, tho same court decided that the constitution did know slavcs as property. and Congress liad a right to áutuorize the masters to go to into the free states, over the head of state laws, and taji'e his property wherever it can be found, Which decisión is the correct one. for both cannot bel Had not slavetj something to do in brinrinnr the conrf into


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