Commissioner Ingraham grants warrants for Gorsuch slaves and appoints Kline to head posse
In Philadelphia, Commissioner Edward Ingraham grants warrants to slaveholder Edward Gorsuch to retrieve his runaway slaves under the new Fugitive Slave Act. Ingraham directs U.S. Deputy Marshal Henry H. Kline to lead the slave-catching posse. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Thomas P. Slaughter, Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), 52.