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    [Fugitive Slave Law] Joseph Hornblower Autograph Letter Signed "Jos. C. Hornblower". Four pages, 5" x 8", Newark, New Jersey, June 13, 1854. Addressed to "Wm. Ropes Esq". Former New Jersey Chief Justice Hornblower writes this letter during the disquieting pre-Civil War years of the 1850s. In it, he refers extensively to his previous opinion on slavery and his disagreement with Senator Daniel Webster (this letter was written two years after the death of Webster). The letter contains later penciled annotations at the top of page one and the bottom of page four. Staining near the top of the vertical crease. Near fine.

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    October, 2011
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