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‘ [86] know I am a free man. I never was in Maryland in my life.’

Ennells, hearing the name, said, ‘So your name is Hopper, is it? I have heard of you. It's time the world was rid of you. You have done too much mischief already.’

When Friend Hopper inquired what mischief he had done, he replied, ‘You have robbed many people of their slaves.’

‘Thou art mistaken,’ rejoined the Quaker. ‘I only prevent Southern marauders from robbing people of their liberty.’

After much altercation, it was agreed to return to the city; and William was again brought before the alderman, who had so hastily surrendered him. Dr. Kinley, and so many other respectable citizens, attended as witnesses, that even Ennells himself was convinced that his captive was a free man. He was accordingly set at liberty. It was, however, generally believed that Mr. Ennells knew he was not a slave when he arrested him. It was therefore concluded to prosecute him for attempting to take forcibly a free man out of the state and carry him into slavery.

When Friend Hopper went to his lodgings with a warrant and two constables, for this purpose, he found him writing, with a pistol on each side of him. The moment they entered, he seized a pistol and

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