It was- evidently intended by the framers of our Constitution that this should bo a free State, and yet it is contended for the defendant, that the French negroes and their descendants, ¬°though residentin this State, are sla'ves forever!

Jarrot v. Jarrot, 7 Ill. 1 (Illinois, Dec. 1, 1845)

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