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The South Bend fugitive slave case, involving the right to a writ of habeas corpus.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.144 Author/Creator: Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1851 Pagination: 24 p. ; 18.5 x 12.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on the fugitive slave case of Norris vs. Newton. Marked for sale at the Anti-slavery office, 48 Beekman Street, 1851.

People: Powell, David, fl. 1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Habeas CorpusFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveLawAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementEnslaved people

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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