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The famous slave case of James Collins Johnson...

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August 07, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 1843  Page 3 includes a brief yet very notable report with a small heading: "Slave Case" It reports that: "...from Princeton, News Jersey, states that a colored man named James Johnson was arrested there as a fugitive slave belonging to a Mr. Thomas, of Mississippi. The case was tried before a jury, who rendered a verdict for the claimant. the trial excited much interest, it being the first case of the kind that ever occurred in the northern part of the state."
This was the case of James Collins Johnson, who was employed by Princeton University before being arrested. There is much about him on the internet, and more than one book was written about him as well.
Four pages, minor archival mend to the back page, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War