Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Abstract of the argument on the fugitive slave law,
Argument before the United States Circuit Court /
An argument in the case of James Sommersett, a Negro, lately determined by the Court of King's Bench :
The argument of Benj. Faneuil Hunt, in the case of the arrest of the person claiming to be a British seaman, under the 3d section of the State Act of Dec. 1822, in relation to Negroes, &c. before the Hon. Judge Johnson, Circuit Judge of the United States, for 6th Circuit :
Argument of H.S. Fitch, Esq. ... on the trial of John Hossack, indicted for rescuing a fugitive slave from the United States deputy marshal, at Ottawa, Ill., Oct. 20, 1859; delivered in the U. S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, March 4, 1860.
Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States :
Argument of Robert J. Walker, esq.,
Argument of Roger S. Baldwin, of New Haven, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of the United States, appellants, vs. Cinque, and others, Africans of the Amistad.
Argument of Wendell Phillips, esq.,
An article on the Latimer case.
Boston slave riot, and trial of Anthony Burns :
A brief history of an attempt during the last session of the Legislature, in 1841,
A brief sketch of the trial of William Lloyd Garrison, for an alleged libel on Francis Todd, of Newburyport, Mass.
Brief view of American chattelized humanity,
Brown's three years in the Kentucky prisons, from May 30, 1854, to May 18, 1857.
Candid reflections upon the judgement lately awarded by the Court of King's Bench in Westminster-Hall on what is commonly called the Negroe-cause /
The case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court.
Case of Passmore Williamson :
The case of William L. Chaplin :
Case of the slave Isaac Brown :
A charge delivered to the grand juries of the Circuit court, at October term, 1819, in Boston, and at November term, 1819, in Providence, and published at their unanimous request.
A charge, to the Grand jury,
The constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society :
A defence for fugitive slaves,
District Court of the United States for the Southern Division of Iowa, Burlington, June term, 1850 :
The Dred Scott decision :
An examination of the case of Dred Scott against Sandford, in the Supreme Court of the United States, and a full and fair exposition of the decision of the court, and of the opinions of the majority of the judges.
Examination of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Strader, Gorman and Armstrong vs. Christopher Graham, delivered at its December term, 1850 :
Exposition of the proceedings of John P. Darg, Henry W. Merritt, and others, in relation to the robbery of Darg, the elopement of his alleged slave, and the trial of Barney Corse, who was unjustly charged as an accessary.
The Fugitive slave bill :
A Full and correct report of the Christiana tragedy in the county of Lancaster, Sept. 11, 1851, as repoted [!] verbatim et literatim,
Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it :
History of the Oberlin-Wellington rescue /
History of the rise and progress of the Alton riots,
A history of the trial of Castner Hanway and others, for treason, at Philadelphia in November, 1851 ...
In the Supreme Court of the United States :
In the matter of George Gordon's petition for pardon /
Kentucky jurisprudence :
A legal argument before the Supreme Court of the state of New Jersey :
A legal review of the case of Dred Scott, as decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.
A letter to Philo Africanus, upon slavery :
The Life, trial, and execution of Captain John Brown, known as "Old Brown of Ossawatomie," with a full account of the attempted insurrection at Harper's Ferry.
The London Missionary Society's report of the proceedings against the late Rev. J. Smith, of Demerara, minister of the gospel, who was tried under martial law, and condemned to death, on a charge of aiding and assisting in a rebellion of the Negro slaves :
The missionary Smith :
Mob, under pretence of law ;
Narrative of facts in the case of Passmore Williamson.
Negro plot :
The new crime against humanity.
The New-York conspiracy,
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, charged with an attempt to raise an insurrection in the state of South-Carolina :
Opening speech of John W. Ashmead, United States District Attorney, in the case of the United States vs. Caster Hanway, indicted for treason, in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania :
The opinion of the Hon. William Johnson, delivered on the 7th August, 1823, in the case of the arrest of the British seaman under the 3d section of the state act, entitled, "An act for the better regulation of free Negroes and persons of colour, and for other purposes," passed in December last :
A part of a speech pronounced by Francis S. Key, Esq. on the trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D. :
Passmore Williamson vs. John K. Kane. :
Personal memoir of Daniel Drayton, for four years and four months a prisoner (for charity's sake) in Washington jail.
A picture of slavery, for youth.
Proceedings of the citizens of the borough of Norfolk, on the Boston outrage, in the case of the runaway slave George Latimer.
Reclamation of fugitives from service :
[Records and briefs of the United States Supreme Court].
Reflections, occasioned by the late disturbances in Charleston /
The remarkable case of Potter Jackson, (formerly steward of the Echo sloop of war) :
Remarks of Richard H. Dana, Jr. Esq. before the Committee on Federal Relations :
The rendition of Anthony Burns.
Report of Attorney General Brent, to His Excellency, Gov. Lowe, in relation to the Christiana treason trials, in the Circuit Court of the United States, held at Philadelphia.
Report of the Holden slave case, tried at the January term of the Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Worcester, A.D. 1839.
Report of the Lemmon slave case :
Report of the Trial of John Hossack, indicted for rescuing a fugitive slave from the U.S. Deputy Marshal, at Ottawa, Oct. 20, 1859...
Report of the arguments of counsel, and of the opinion of the court, in the case of Commonwealth vs. Aves :
Report of the arguments of counsel, in the case of Prudence Crandall, plff. in error, vs. State of Connecticut :
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 :
A report of the case of the Jeune Eugenie :
Report of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States, and the opinions of the judges thereof, in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford.
Report of the proceedings at the examination of Charles G. Davis, Esq., on a charge of aiding and abetting in the rescue of a fugitive slave :
A report of the trial of Arthur Hodge, Esquire, (late one of the members of His Majesty's Council for the Virgin-Islands) at the island of Tortola, on the 25th April, 1811, and adjourned to the 29th of the same month, for the murder of his Negro man slave named Prosper /
Report of the trial of Castner Hanway for treason, in the resistance of the execution of the Fugitive slave law of September 1850.
Report of the trials in the Echo cases, in federal court, Charleston, S.C., April, 1859 :
A review of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States in the Dred Scott case.
A review of the trial, conviction, and sentence, of George F. Alberti, for kidnapping.
Slave code for the District of Columbia, 1860.
The slavery code of the District of Columbia,
The South Bend fugitive slave case,
Speech of Salmon P. Chase in the case of the colored woman, Matilda :
The state of Ohio vs. Forbes and Armitage, arrested upon the requisition of the government of Ohio, on charge of kidnapping Jerry Phinney, and tried before the Franklin Circuit Court of Kentucky, April 10, 1846.
Substance of an argument of Samuel F. Vinton, for the defendants, in the case of the Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Peter M. Garner and others, for an alleged abduction of certain slaves :
Supplement to the New-York legal observer, containing the report of the case in the matter of George Kirk, a fugitive slave, heard before the Hon. J.W. Edmonds, circuit judge :
The trial and execution for petit treason, of Mark and Phillis, slaves of Capt. John Codman :
Trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida,
The trial of Amos Broad and his wife, on three several indictments for assaulting and beating Betty, a slave, and her little female child Sarah, aged three years :
The trial of Captain John Kimber, for the murder of two female Negro slaves, on board the Recovery, African slave ship :
The trial of Captain John Kimber, for the supposed murder of an African girl :
The trial of Emanuel Myers, of Maryland, for kidnapping certain fugitive slaves, had at Carlisle, Pennsylvania November, 1859.
Trial of Henry W. Allen, U.S. deputy marshall, for kidnapping, with arguments of counsel & charge of Justice Marvin, on the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law, in the Supreme Court of New York.
Trial of John Brown.
Trial of Pedro de Zulueta, Jun., in the Central Criminal Court of the City of London, on the 27th, 28th, and 30th of October, 1843, on a charge of slave-trading.
Trial of Pedro de Zulueta, jun., on a charge of slave trading ... at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London ...
The trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D., charged with publishing and circulating seditious and incendiary papers, &c., in the District of Columbia, with the intent of exciting servile insurrection.
The trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D., charged with publishing seditious libels, by circulating the publications of the American Anti-Slavery Society, before the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, held at Washington, in April, 1836, occupying the court the period of ten days.
The trial of Theodore Parker :