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Buffalo Daily Courier

October 1, 1847

An Excitement

A Slave Case

A man from Kentucky in quest of his human property, arrived in our city, and finding one of his chattels personal enjoying the largest liberty, seized upon him yesterday afternoon with a view of conveying him back to the land of slavery. He was brought before Justice Dickie, but contrived to escape and it being ascertained that he had been arrested without process, the tables were turned, and a warrant obtained against the master for false imprisonment. It was not the masters turn to escape, which he lost no time in doing-- hotly pursued by a motley group. They flew down Swan street, the pursuers and the pursued-- the master having about half a mile the lead. The affair created much excitement for a while, especially among our colored citizens and abolitionists.

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For More on Abolition see: The Diaries of George Washington Jonson

 

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