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Subtitle: Sentence of Booth, and Rycraft--Imprisonment--their liberation on a Writ of Habeas Corpus!

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 9, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer discusses the case of Joshua Glover, a fugitve slave who sought asylum in Wisconsin. A band of men rescued him after he was caught and jailed. The two men who aided Glover and were instrumental in his escape were imprisoned and fined.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Declaration of Independence; freedom; Fugitive Slave Act; law; liberty; press; slave-power; Slavery; Supreme Court; Wisconsin

People: Bancroft, George; Beecher, Henry Ward; Booth, Sherman M.; Glover, Joshua; Rycraft, John

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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