“Alleged Fugitive Slave Case in Philadelphia,” New York Herald, July 29, 1860, p. 4: 6.
New York Herald
Alleged Fugitive Slave Case in Philadelphia
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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Alleged Fugitive Slave Case in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 1860.
James Valentine, a negro drayman, was arrested this morning by Deputy Marshal Jenkins on the supposition that he was Benjamin Hurd, a fugitive slave. On the hearing it was proved that Valentine was a native of New Jersey, and has been resident here for thirty years, and the case was dismissed. Valentine was roughly handled when he was arrested, and has in consequence commenced legal proceedings against the officers. There is great indignation among his friends.