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Governor of Ohio refuses extradition request of Tennessee for two "negro-stealers"

William Dennison, Brady image, circa 1860, detail
06/02/1860
On May 26, 1860, Governor Isham Harris of Tennessee had requested the extradition from the state of Ohio of a man and a woman for the crime of "negro-stealing."   Governor William Dennison refused, stating that there was no such law on the books of Ohio and that "it is not of that class of crimes contemplated by the Federal Constitution" for the process.  He did grant extradition of the two on charges of theft of jewelry, however. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Gov. Dennison of Ohio Refuses to Surrender...," New York Times, June 30, 1860, p. 3.  

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