The first adventure promoted me to move to Ripley in 1845. They had there own farm deals in the winter time. The country was very against stopping slavery. He had kept a notebook giving the names, dates and facts of all the slaves I had helped.
The Fugitive Slave Acts were laws that allowed for the capture and return of runaway slaves in the United States. Laws regarding runaway slaves existed in America as early as 1643. Slave laws were later passed in several of the 13 original colonies.After the Constitution was signed, anti-slavery feeling remained high in the North. Many Northern states chose not to follow the Fugitive Slave Act.
During the time leading up to the Civil War, black women all over the North worked to end slavery. In the late 1820"s, churches in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston were centers of female anti-slavery activity. Black men in these anti-slavery groups wanted black women to work behind the scenes. Their new task would be to uplift their race as a free people.