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Jolliffe, John:

IN THE MATTER OF GEORGE GORDON'S PETITION FOR PARDON. [BY]...COUNSEL FOR PETITIONER.

Gazette Company Steam Printing House, Cincinnati: 1862 Disbound, 56pp. Old institutional stamp, else a clean text and Very Good. The federal court in Ohio indicted Reverend in November 1861 for violating the Fugitive Slave Act. He had encouraged "a riotous breach of the law" by resisting rendition of an alleged fugitive slave. The Union's enforcement of the Act was a tactical necessity, at least in the first year of the War, if it wished to hold the slaveholding Border States. Gordon was pardoned in 1862, just before Jolliffe printed and distributed his legal arguments. Despite the Pardon, Gordon and his counsel are unhappy: Lincoln's clemency, calling Gordon's conviction and sentence "legal" though "severe," presumed the validity of the Act. This document prints the record of the legal proceedings, and Jolliffe's argument that the Fugitive Slave Act is unconstitutional. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 27973. Finkelman 134. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Thomson, Nevins, Eberstadt, Decker, LCP.


Book Id: 10378

Price: $250.00

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