previous next
[174] husband called upon Isaac T. Hopper and related all the circumstances, he thought there must be some mistake; for he could not believe that any magistrate would be so unjust and arbitrary, as to commit a woman to prison as a fugitive, when he had seen the money paid for her ransom, and the deed of manumission given. He went to Mr. Bussier immediately, and very civilly told him that he had called to make inquiry concerning a colored woman committed to prison as a fugitive slave on the evening previous.

‘Go out of my office!’ said the undignified magistrate. ‘I want nothing to do with you.’ He replied, ‘I come here as the friend and adviser of the woman's husband. My request is reasonable, and I trust thou wilt not refuse it.’

In answer to this appeal, Mr. Bussier merely repeated, ‘Go out of my office!’

Friend Hopper offered him half a dollar, saying, ‘I want an extract from thy docket. Here is the lawful fee.’

All this time, Mr. Bussier had been under the hands of a barber, who was cutting his hair. He became extremely irritated, and said, ‘If you won't leave this office, I will put you out, as soon as I have taken the seat of justice.’

‘I wish thou wouldst take the seat of justice,’ replied Friend Hopper; ‘for then I should obtain ’

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Visualize the most frequently mentioned Pleiades ancient places in this text.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Daniel Bussier (3)
Isaac T. Hopper (2)
Isaac Tatem Hopper (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: