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The notable Anderson vs. Poindexter Ohio slave case...



Item # 666794

May 13, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1857 

* John Anderson vs. Henry Poindexter

The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Important Slave Case In Ohio" which is the notable Anderson vs. Poindexter case in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Henry Poindexter, the slave of John Anderson in Campbell County, Kentucky, was given his freedom by the Supreme Court of Ohio. In 1848, Poindexter made an agreement with Anderson to purchase his freedom. Once in Ohio, Poindexter and the cosigners refused to pay Anderson the amount of the notes, and Poindexter declared his freedom because Ohio was a free state. Anderson filed suit in Ohio to regain his slave. In 1856, the Supreme Court of Ohio found that Henry Poindexter was a free man. Contrary to the U.S. Constitution, Poindexter was not an escaped slave, nor was he passing through Ohio to another destination; in Ohio he was a free person, and had been free since the first time he set foot on Ohio soil.
Four pages, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

Category: Pre-Civil War