Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Great Case," November 21, 1860

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    "The Great Case," Chicago (IL) Tribune, November 21, 1860, p. 2: 1.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.


    The arrest of nine of the alleged rescuers of the negro woman Eliza, who is claimed under the Dred Scott decision, as a slave by a citizen of Nebraska whence she escaped, already excites much interest among the members of the Bar in this city. The Times and Herald with indecent haste and upon its own motion has already tried the case, given the opinion of the Judge, sentenced the prisoners and restored the serenity of the public mind. We beg our sapient contemporary to observe that it eagerness to impose fines, visit with imprisonment, and settle grave questions of law, is not likely to be gratified. The men under indictment will make a struggle in the Courts, and long before their trials are concluded, the attention of the nation will be devoted to them. That journal will find that the guarantys of freedom in the Territories will not be readily given up.

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