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Purser of slave ship Wanderer goes on trial in Charleston, South Carolina for piracy

John Egbert Farnum, detail
05/21/1860
J. Egbert Farnum, an officer on the slave ship Wanderer, went on trial in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina for piracy.  After several days of testimony, the jury was sequestered for thirty hours without food or rest but was not able to reach a verdict.  A mistrial was declared.  Farnum eventually was released on bail and all charges were dropped on November 12, 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Tom Henderson Wells, The Slave Ship Wanderer (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1967), 65-67.

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