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Fugitive Slave Case at Racine and Milwaukee

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Arnold and Hamilton


When escaping slave Joshua Glover was freed from the Milwaukee jail by a mob on March 12, 1854, and spirited away via the underground railroad, the Republican and abolitionist press celebrated it as a victory for civil rights. But Glover's former owner, Bennami Garland, and his agents named Arnold and Hamilton, naturally thought that justice had been trampled on. A month later they stated their legal case in the Stevens Point Wisconsin Pinery, a Democrat-leaning newspaper opposed to the anti-slavery cause, given here. We apologize for the poor quality of the image; the microfilm from which it was created was manufactured decades ago, before modern standards were consistently applied.
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