Title

Habeas Corpus 1788–1790, Pennsylvania State Archives, recording the proceedings in the summer of 1788 entitled Respublica v. Negroes Sam and John.

Authors

Document Type

Trial Proceeding

Publication Date

7-8-1788

Article Footnote

Article 1, footnote 45

Book Footnote

Chapter 2, footnote 10

Abstract

One possibility was to petition for a writ of habeas corpus and thereby commence ordinary proceedings under that writ

Comments

One example of suit by alleged slaves claiming freedom.

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