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[Collection of 22 documents pertaining to "The State vs. Cally, a Slave"] [Decimalized .01- .22]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08381 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1858-1859 Pagination: 22 items

Summary of Content: The State vs. Cally, involving Calahil, a slave from Lawrence County, Alabama, who assaulted "with a gun & sythe blade with intent to kill a white person named John W. Roberts. . .", a slave catcher. Includes arrest warrant, Bill of Cost, 12 subpoenas, and notes between judge and jury. "The negro has a right of self defense, not only to protect his own life and limb, but to protect his master's property in him."


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleLawAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave RebellionWeaponryFugitive Slave ActRunaway Slave

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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