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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08381.19 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Lawerence County, Alabama Type: Autograph note Date: Circa 1858-1859 Pagination: 1 p. : 10 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: this laysout the two decisions the jury can make, either for the defendent or for the plaintiff


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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