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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 45

20. [James M. Wayne], Charge of Mr. Justice Wayne of the Supreme Court of the United States, Given on the Fourteenth Day of November, 1859, to the Grand Jury of the Sixth Circuit Court of the United States, for the Southern District of Georgia (Savannah, GA: E. J. Purse, 1859). (29 P.)

Charge to a grand jury seated to hear cases resulting from violations of the constitutional prohibition against the African slave trade. In his charge the judge reviews case law regarding the slave trade.