837. Jeremy Belknap to Ebenezer Hazard
Boston, 18 April 1788 (excerpt)1

… Our Law [against the slave trade] is passed & I suppose will make its appearance in this days Paper. Some people are very angry about it—they say it will operate agt the federal Constitution in Carolina. …

1. RC, Belknap Papers, MHi. Printed: Belknap Correspondence, II, 32–33.