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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 109

3. The South Bend Fugitive Slave Case, Involving the Right to a Writ of Habeas Corpus (New York: Anti-Slavery Office, 1851). (24 p.)

Account of a complicated legal case in which an African American woman and three of her four children were seized in southern Michigan as fugitive slaves by a party of eight slave-catchers from Kentucky, who were subsequently surrounded near South Bend, Indiana, by white citizens sympathetic to the plight of the fugitives.