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Alabama. Legislature. Resolutions of the legislature of Alabama responsive to those of South Carolina on the subject of controversy between the States of Maine and Georgia.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.136.02 Author/Creator: Alabama. Legislature. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 12 June 1841 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.5 x 14.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.136.02 Author/Creator: Alabama. Legislature. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 12 June 1841 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.5 x 14.3 cm.

Summary of Content: 27th Congress, 1st session. House of Representatives document no. 11. Concerns the stealing and carrying away of a slave named Atticus by Daniel Philbrook and Edward Kilbron from Georgia to Maine. Maine refused to surrender Philbrook and Kilbron as fugitives from justice. Resolves that states are required to return fugitives of justice according to the U.S. Constitution.

People: Alabama. Legislature
Baker, R. A., fl. 1841
Cottrell, James La Fayette, 1808-1885
Philbrook, Daniel
Kilbron, Edward

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: US ConstitutionLawGovernment and CivicsFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveSlaveryAfrican American HistoryEnslaved people

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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