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The mayor pointed to the prisoner and s dark as that woman.

‘What wouldst thou think of such testimony in case of thy own daughter?’ rejoined Friend Hopper ‘There is very little difference between her complexion ad that of the woman now stand before thee.’

He made no reply, but over-ruled the objection to the evidence. He consented, however, to postpone the case three days, to give time to procure testimony in her favor.

Isaac W. Morris soon after called upon Friend Hopper and said, ‘Mary has acknowledged to us that her name is Fanny, and that she belongs to Mrs. Sears. My family are all very much attached to her, and they cannot bear the thought of her being carried away into slavery. I will advance three hundred, dollars, if thou wilt obtain her freedom.’

Friend Hopper accordingly called upon Mrs. Sears, and after stipulating that nothing said on either side should be made use of in the trial he offered two hundred dollars for a deed of manumission. The offer was promptly rejected. After considerable discussion, thee hundred and fifty dollars were offered; for it was very desirable to have the case settle without being obliged to resort to an expensive and uncertain process of law. Mrs. Sears replied, ‘It is in vain to treat with me on the subject; for I am ’

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