The measure soon met with strong opposition in the northern states, and Personal Liberty Laws were passed to hamper officials in the execution of the law; Indiana in 1824 and Connecticut in 1828 providing jury trial for fugitives who appealed from an original decision against them.
Evidently these fugitives were allowed to pass by special permission.
The condition of fugitives and of pursuers was equally bad.
Nothing remained but to follow up the fugitives, and determine the conditions of the general pacification.
Luxemburg was left in charge in Flanders, and the prince took command of the remnant of Turenne's old army and of the fugitives of Crequi's.