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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 67

5. Boston Slave Riot, and Trial of Anthony Burns. Containing the Report of the Faneuil Hall Meeting; The Murder of Batchelder; Theodore Parker’s Lesson for the Day; Speeches of Counsel on Both Sides, Corrected by Themselves; A Verbatim Report of Judge Loring’s Decision; and Detailed Account of the Embarkation (Boston: Fetridge & Co., 1854). (86 p.)

Account of a riot and trial resulting from the capture of a fugitive slave in Boston. (The case had the potential for being a test case for the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law, but the Federal judge refused to entertain the motion and returned Mr. Burns to his owner.)