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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 71

7. James Freeman Clarke, The Rendition of Anthony Burns. Its Causes and Consequences. A Discourse on Christian Politics, delivered in Williams Hall, Boston, on Whitsunday, June 4, 1854 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, & Co., 1854). (28 p.)

Sermon preached extemporaneously on the occasion of a fugitive slave’s having been seized in Boston for extradition to a slave state. (The case had the potential for being used to test the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law, but the Federal judge refused to entertain the motion and returned Burns to his owner. (The collection has a summary of testimony in the trial concerning Mr. Burns’ freedom in volume 70 [no. 10].)