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Pierce Butler's Ben. in August, 1804, a colored man about thirty-six years old waited upon the
Isaac T. Hopper was sent to serve it upon Pierce Butler, Esq., at his house in Chestnutstreet.
it suited his convenience to attend to him. Mr. Butler was a tall, lordly looking man, somewhat imp od of recognition, and said, How art thou, Pierce Butler?
I have here a writ of habeas corpus for idn't hear a word.
At the appointed time, Mr. Butler waited upon the Judge, where he found Friend rive the man of his legal right to freedom.
Mr. Butler maintained that he was as benevolent as any nt state of mind thou art not fit to die.
Mr. Butler told the judge he believed that man was eith we do
A lawyer was procured for Ben; but Mr. Butler chose to manage his own cause.
He maintaine it of any doubt.
They said the law to which Mr. Butler had alluded was made for the convenience of f a slaveholder, presided in that court, and Mr. Butler was sanguine that he should succeed in havin [7 more...]