Hays v Borders
@ Knox College
DescriptionText of the Illinois Supreme Court decision of Hays [Hayes] v Borders in 1844. Andrew Borders sued William Hayes for monetary damages alleging that Hayes helped some of Borders' slaves escape from his farm in Raldolph County, Illinois. The slaves found their way via the Underground Railroad to Knox County, Illinois. The suit began in Perry County and ended up in the Illinois Supreme Court, where the court found the defendant, William Hayes liable...