Excerpt from History of Louisiana: The American Domination
There was another feature in that act which was ex ceedingly unpalatable. It was the prohibition to import slaves, except by those American citizens who should come to settle in good faith in the Territory, with such ... slaves as they owned in their former domicile. This was looked upon as a blow purposely aimed at the old inhabit-z tants, who, by such legislation, were deprived of the means of increasing that manual labor which was so much needed for the development of their resources. It may not be amiss to state that a Convention for pro.
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