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Alleged fugitive slave arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and sent that evening to Philadelphia

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1855, detail
04/01/1859
At the Saturday morning market in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a  U.S. Marshal arrested Daniel Dangerfield claiming that he was a fugitive from the ownership of Elizabeth Simpson of Athensville, Virginia. News of the arrest spread quickly through the town and marshals sent him to Philadelphia that evening to avoid demonstrations or attempts to free him. In Philadelphia he appeared that same day in the court of Fugitive Slave Commissioner Longstreth who held the case over until the following Monday. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Fugitive Slave Case in Pennsylvania," New York Times, April 5, 1859, p. 1.
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