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Peters, Richard (1780-1848) Report of the case of Edward Prigg against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Argued and adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States at January term, 1842.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06232.12 Author/Creator: Peters, Richard (1780-1848) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Book Date: 1842 Pagination: 1 v. : 140 p. ; 24.1 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: In which it was decided that all the laws of the several states relative to fugitive slaves are unconstitutional and void; and that Congress has the exclusive power of legislation on the subject of fugitive slaves escaping into other states. By Richard Peters, reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Printed by L. Johnson. Cover is fragile, consisting of green wrapper.

People: Peters, Richard, 1780-1848
Prigg, Edward

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: State ConstitutionStates' RightsEnslaved peopleFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveLawSlaveryAfrican American HistoryCongressSupreme CourtJudiciaryUS Constitution

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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