Fugitive Slave Case

9780217821100: Fugitive Slave Case

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850. Excerpt: ... FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE. District Court ol tbe United-States. Southern Division of Iowa. Burlington, Iowa, June Term, 1850. Hon. J. J. DYER, presiding. RUEL DAGGS, plaintiff, vs. ELIHU FRAZIER, et als, defendants. Trespass on the Case. D. Rokeh, Esq., Counsel for plaintiff. X C. Haiil and J. T. Morton, Esqs., for defendants. This was an action of trespass on the case, instituted in September, 1848, by Ruel Daggs, of Clark county., Missouri, plaintiff, against Elihu Frazier,-Tha. Clarkson Frazier, John Comer, Paul-Way, John Pickering, William Johnson and athers of Henry county, Iowa, defendants, for the purpose of recovering compensation for the services of nine slaves who escaped into Iowa from Missouri, and were afterwards assisted to elude the control and custody of plaintiff's agents, by the defendants or some of them. The declaration contained six counts. The first two allege that the slaves were rescued from the plaintiff, or his agents. The third and fourth, that they were harbored and concealed, so that "they afterwards escaped from and were entirely lost to the plaintiff-; and the fifth and sixth, that the plaintiff was hindered and prevented from recovering his slaves by the acts of defendants and the amount of damages claimed was $10,000. Plea, Not Guiity. "The suit had been continued from term to term, for cause shown, and at this term, after a motion by defendants counsel to exclude all the plaintiff's depositions for irsegularity, had been sustained by the Court, plaintiff filed his affidavit, and imoved the Court for a continuance. Theinotion was opposed by Mr. Hall, and after argument, was overruled. Plaintiff then entered a nolle protequi as to several of the defendants and immediately Bubpoenaed them as witnesses to supply as far as it was po...

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