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de, this was called buying them running. In April, 1802, Joseph Ennells and Captain Frazer, of Maryland, dealers in slaves, purchased a number in this way, and came to Philadelphia in search of them swore so positively, that the magistrate granted a certificate authorizing them to take him to Maryland. As they left the office, they were met by Dr. Kinley, who knew William Bachelor well, and hard me, but to turn it the other way. It is in vain for thee to think of taking this old man to Maryland. If thou wilt not return to the city voluntarily, I will certainly have thee stopped at the brke me! I am not a slave. All the people in Philadelphia 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 became his bail. Meanwhile, numerous letters came from people of the first respectability in Maryland and Virginia, testifying to his good character. His lawyer showed these letters to Friend Hopp
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y well. William affirmed in the most earnest manner, that he was a free man; but Mr. Ennells and Captain Frazer appeared to be such respectable men, and the colored witness swore so positively, that the magistrate granted a certificate authorizing them to take him to Maryland. As they left the office, they were met by Dr. Kinley, who knew William Bachelor well, and had a great regard for him. Finding that his protestations had no effect with the Marylanders, he ran with all speed to Isaac T. Hopper, and entering his door almost out of breath, exclaimed, They've got old William Bachelor, and are taking him to the South, as a slave. I know him to be a free man. Many years ago, he was a slave to my father, and he manumitted him. He used to carry me in his arms when I was an infant. He was a most faithful servant. Friend Hopper inquired which way the party had gone, and was informed that they went toward Gray's Ferry. He immediately started in pursuit, and overtook them half a
for speculators in slaves to purchase runaways for much less than their original value, and take the risk of not being able to catch them. In the language of the trade, this was called buying them running. In April, 1802, Joseph Ennells and Captain Frazer, of Maryland, dealers in slaves, purchased a number in this way, and came to Philadelphia in search of them. There they arrested, and claimed as their property, William Bachelor, a free colored man, about sixty years old. A colored man, whoistrate that William Bachelor once belonged to a gang of slaves, of which he was overseer; that he had changed his name, but he knew him perfectly well. William affirmed in the most earnest manner, that he was a free man; but Mr. Ennells and Captain Frazer appeared to be such respectable men, and the colored witness swore so positively, that the magistrate granted a certificate authorizing them to take him to Maryland. As they left the office, they were met by Dr. Kinley, who knew William Ba
ut Mr. Ennells and Captain Frazer appeared to be such respectable men, and the colored witness swore so positively, that the magistrate granted a certificate authorizing them to take him to Maryland. As they left the office, they were met by Dr. Kinley, who knew William Bachelor well, and had a great regard for him. Finding that his protestations had no effect with the Marylanders, he ran with all speed to Isaac T. Hopper, and entering his door almost out of breath, exclaimed, They've got oldrejoined 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
Joseph Ennells (search for this): chapter 12
lled buying them running. In April, 1802, Joseph Ennells and Captain Frazer, of Maryland, dealers iearnest manner, that he was a free man; but Mr. Ennells and Captain Frazer appeared to be such respring William Bachelor; for he was a free man. Ennells drew a pistol from his pocket, and said, We he man. I never was in Maryland in my life. Ennells, hearing the name, said, So your name is Hopple citizens, attended as witnesses, that even Ennells himself was convinced that his captive was a . It was, however, generally believed that Mr. Ennells knew he was not a slave when he arrested hi presence of such imperturbable calmness; and Ennells consented to go with them to the magistrate. Friend Hopper had not interfered. Assisting Ennells to rise, he said, Thou hadst better take my a had been investigated before a magistrate, Mr. Ennells was bound over to appear at the next mayor'me evening, and agreed to dismiss the suit, Mr. Ennells paying the costs; to which he readily assen[1 more...]
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ms when I was an infant. He was a most faithful servant. Friend Hopper inquired which way the party had gone, and was informed that they wand 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 tree 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 pustol and ordered them to withdraw, or he would shoot them. Friend Hopper replied, These men are officers, and have a warrant to arrest thee ficer knocked him down, and would have repeated the blow, if Friend Hopper had not interfered. Assisting Ennells to rise, he said, Thou hadstg to his good character. His lawyer showed these letters to Friend Hopper, and proposed that the prosecution should be abandoned. He replied
April, 1802 AD (search for this): chapter 12
William Bachelor. it was a common thing for speculators in slaves to purchase runaways for much less than their original value, and take the risk of not being able to catch them. In the language of the trade, this was called buying them running. In April, 1802, Joseph Ennells and Captain Frazer, of Maryland, dealers in slaves, purchased a number in this way, and came to Philadelphia in search of them. There they arrested, and claimed as their property, William Bachelor, a free colored man, about sixty years old. A colored man, whom the slave-dealers brought with them, swore before a magistrate that William Bachelor once belonged to a gang of slaves, of which he was overseer; that he had changed his name, but he knew him perfectly well. William affirmed in the most earnest manner, that he was a free man; but Mr. Ennells and Captain Frazer appeared to be such respectable men, and the colored witness swore so positively, that the magistrate granted a certificate authorizing the