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Mon, 03.08.1655

Johnson v. Parker is Decided

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*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.

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