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Subtitle: Relations of Canada to American Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 24, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the role of Canada in U.S. efforts to capture runaway slaves. Since Canada is a British province, and since there are no slaves on British soil, slaves are not considered fugitives once they cross into Canada. He emphasizes the problems this relationship creates between the two countries.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

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

Keywords: Act of '32; Ashburton Treaty; British Province; Canada; Court of St. James; Slavery; Somerset Decision

People: Adams, John Quincy

Organization: Canadian Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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