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Mon, 03.08.1655

Johnson v. Parker is Decided

Court Papers (replica)

*On this date in 1655, Johnson v. Parker was decided. This case involved the designation of indentured servitude and slavery.

The Northampton County Court ruled in favor of Anthony Johnson, whose slave, John Casor, ran away and claimed to be an indentured servant. The court charged Johnson's neighbor, Robert Parker, with having "most unjustly kept" Casor, and ordered him to pay Johnson's court costs.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Don’t know why there no sun up in the sky, stormy weather. Since my man and I ain’t together, keeps rainin all the time. Life is time, the time.... STORMY WEATHER by Lena Horne.
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