Footnotes to "Indiana and Fugitive Slave Laws"

1 Charles H. Money, "The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 in Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, 17 (1921), 159-98, 257-97; Laws of Indiana, 1821-22, pp. 6-9, 1824, pp. 221- 22.

2 File of the Donnell case: Series RG 8 Judiciary, Box 82, Contents: Appeals Decided 208, November Term 1852, Archives Division, Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Donnell v. The State, 3 Ind. 480 (1852). The state Supreme Court decision was based on a United States Supreme Court case, Prigg v. Pennsylvania, 16 Peters 539. See Thornbrough, The Negro in Indiana, 112. For the civil case see Indiana District Court Records, Order Book D, Federal Regional Archives, Chicago.

3 Interviews in Philip Kabel Collection, 62-68, Indiana Historical Society Library.

4 Ebenezer Tucker, History of Randolph County, Indiana (Chicago, 1882), 195.

5 Thomas Stringfield v. Alexander Williams & others, Randolph Circuit Court, April Term, 1839, Trespass Damages $1,200. The printed version of the court case may be found in Tucker, History of Randolph County, 198. The last day of the April Term, May 1, 1839, records continuance of two actions of Stringfield against this group. In the October Term, 1839, both actions were dismissed. Defendants listed in the cases included Milly, Thomas, and Claiborn Wilkerson, Matthew Chaver, William Woodson, Alexander Williams, Benjamin Outland, Robert and Martin Scott, and Samuel Green.

6 Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention . . . (2 vols., Indianapolis, 1850; reprint, 1935), 1 : 228-54.

7 William W. Merrill to Hazen Merrill, February 28, 1851, Hazen Merrill Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library.

8 Kettleborough, Constitution Making in Indiana, 2:617-18; Thornbrough, The Negro in Indiana, 64.

9 Journal of the Convention . . . (Indianapolis, 1851; reprint, 1936), 264, 359, 664; Indianapolis Indiana State Sentinel, November 20, 21, 1850; Debates, 1:445-59, 557, Foster quotation on p. 451, 2:1608.

10 Kettleborough, Constitution Making in Indiana, 1:360-63; Money, "The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 in Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, 17:161-63.

11 Thornbrough, The Negro in Indiana, 115-18.

12 Thomas Hedgebeth quoted in Drew, A North-side View of Slavery, 279.

13 Fred Landon, "Negro Migration to Canada after the Passing of the Fugitive Slave Act," Journal of Negro History, 5 (1920), 28; Aaron Siddles quoted in Drew, A North-side View of Slavery, 273.

14 Calvin Fairbank, Rev. Calvin Fairbank During Slavery Times (Chicago, 1890), 57-63, 85-88, 97-103.

15 Ibid., 45-50; Emery O. Muncie, A History of Jefferson County, Indiana, 143, 144-45; Warrant for Delia A. Webster, June 26, 1854, Archives Division, Archives and Records Administration; Madison Courier, September 5, 1854; ibid., December 3, 1855.

16 Indiana House Journal, 1857, pp. 429, 535, 590.

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