Site of the "Jerry Rescue" Hearing, Syracuse, New York, October 1, 1851

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Where first hearing in Jerry case took place; Building upon south side of Clinton Square at corner of Water and Clinton Streets; Upon second floor was new office of U.S. Commissioner Sabine; it was his first case; when Jerry got away in the afternoon session, office was completely wrecked; Abolitionists offered to pay damages, but Sabine said to never mind, as he had already resigned.
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