"Effects of the Fugitive Slave Law," (Columbus) Ohio State Journal, October 22, 1850, p. 3.
(Columbus) Ohio State Journal
Effects of the Fugitive Slave Law
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Effects of the Fugitive Slave law.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19.
The first fugitive case was decided here to-day. A negro who had been residing here for eight years was claimed by Mary Saunder. Judge Grier, of the United States circuit, thought the negro had been proven the property of Jones, which claimant had failed making his case. The black man was discharged. He was received outside of the court by a multitude of Negroes, whose conduct was so riotous as to call out the Mayor, who begged for them to desist, all, however, in no purpose. The police were called to interfere, one of whom had a finger nearly bitten off by a black. Two blacks were arrested and held over to answer for resisting the laws.
We have nothing new, commercially, to report, from here or New York.