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Session Laws, 1837
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ry should be established in a central and convenient
position; and whereas, in the opinion of this Legisla-
ture the town of Havre de Grace, in this State, pos-
sesses those advantages in an eminent degree, being
situated at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, and at
the termination of the title water canal, now nearly
completed, which, by its connection with the great
works of the State of Pennsylvania, unites the waters
of said Bay with the waters of the Mississippi river
and its tributaries, passing through one of the richest
mineral regions in these United States, thereby afford-
ing the best means for the transportation of the raw
material from its deposite to a site at all times acces-
sible by sea and by land, and which combines the ad-
ditional advantage of being remarkable for health,
and easy of defence against a foreign enemy in time
of war,—Therefore,
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That our Senators and Representatives in Congress
be, and they arc hereby requested to call the attention
of their respective houses, to this subject, and to use
their best exertions to secure the erection of said
Foundry at or near Havre de Grace, in this State.
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he is hereby
requested to forward a copy of the aforegoing pream-
ble and resolutions to our Senators and Representa-
tives in Congress.

No. 79.

Passed Mar. 7,

Resolutions declaratory of the rights of the Citizens
of this State over their Fugitive Slaves.

Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
the right of reclaiming "fugitives from labor," having
been recognized by the several States, prior to the
adoption of the Federal Constitution, and being guar-
antied by that instrument,cannot be abridged, restrain-
ed or embarrassed by the legislation of any State in
the Union.
Resolved, That a citizen of Maryland, exercising
the right of arresting and removing his fugitive slave

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