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Thu, 07.01.1852

The Perkins Escapee Case, a story

*The Perkins Escapee case before Judge Wells of the California Supreme Court was on this date in 1852. The petition and affidavit came from the prisoners, Robert and Carter Perkins and Sandy Jones.

They were seized about June 1st, 1852, without process of law. They were taken before B. D. Fry, a justice of the peace of Sacramento, claiming C. S. Perkins of Mississippi is removed from the State of California to Mississippi, under the act of California as fugitives from labor.

Slaves brought into California before her admission into the union passed the California Fugitive Labor Act, April 15th, 1852. Before statehood, slavery was abolished throughout the (then) Mexican Republic in 1829.

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Your door is shut against my tightened face, And I am sharp as steel with discontent; But I possess the courage and the grace To bear my anger proudly... THE WHITE HOUSE by Claude McKay.
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