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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Decision in the case of the fugitive murderer Anderson. (search)
Decision in the case of the fugitive murderer Anderson. --The final decision in the case of Anderson, the colored fugitive, was given at Hamilton, Canada, on thAnderson, the colored fugitive, was given at Hamilton, Canada, on the 16th inst. The court sustained the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench on the question of law, and was unanimous in discharging the prisoner on a technicality in the commitment. Anderson is, therefore, set at liberty. Great joy was manifested, especially among the colored population. Anderson was claimed not as a fugitive Anderson was claimed not as a fugitive slave, but on a charge of murder perpetrated in Missouri. He was a slave, but ran away from his master in that State, was pursued there in its territory by a white man, who was shot dead by Anderson. The latter then escaped to Canada, where he was arrested, and his delivery claimed under the Asherton treaty. The Canadian court ustice Cockburn, of England, who issued a writ of habeas corpus directing that Anderson be brought before him in London. This writ, however, has been substantially d
ng no regard to the views of our other Commissioners. Southern-Rights men are in a hopeless minority in the Congress.--The Tennessee delegation has let flat down. The Missouri men are a unit, and stand up pretty well for the South. So likewise a few Kentuckian, and two of the North Carolina Commissioners. At Charleston everything is in readiness for the assault on Sumter, and has been so for two weeks. The great battery, from what I hear of it, will prove a much uglier customer than Anderson supposes. The men who are to man it have been actively drilled for that special service for a month past. The plan of the attack, in all its essential particulars, has been determined on; but I am not at liberty to state these particulars. His serene, rail-splitting, joke-telling Excellency, Abraham the 1, will reach here on Saturday, and will forthwith ensconce himself behind the arras of the Cass-palace of the Grand Vizier, Seward. He will not be allowed to show his awful person t
Mu Sigma Rho Society. --The anniversary celebration of this Society will take place at the First Baptist Church, Feb. 26th at 7½ P. M. --James Anderson, of Pittsylvania, reading an essay, and M. B. Wharton, of Culpeper, delivering an oration on that occasion.