Slavery in New Jersey Stewart, Alvan [1790-1849]. [State (New Jersey) v. Post et Al.]. A Legal Argument Before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, At the May Term, 1845, At Trenton, For the Deliverance of 4,000 Persons from Bondage. New York: Finch & Weed, 1845. 52 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Negligible light soiling and a few minor stains, spine abraded, wrappers just beginning to detach at ends, light toning and faint dampspotting to text. $100. * Only edition. "The status of slaves in New Jersey had been determined by legislative acts of 1798, 1804 and 1820, the latter two providing for gradual abolition by specific rules of manumission. These two writs of habeas corpus test the effect of the 1844 constitution abolishing slavery on the remaining slaves in New Jersey. The suit combined two cases, State v. Van Buren and State v. Post, with Alvan Stewart counsel for the defendants, Post and Van Beuren, and the decision was in their favor. Reported at 20 N.J. 368. Stewart, an abolitionist, practiced law in upstate New York.": Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11870. Felcone, New Jersey Books 1315.
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