A Legal Argument before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, At the May Term, 1845, at Trenton, for the Deliverance of Four Thousand Persons from Bondage.


Legal argument in the New Jersey Supreme Court for the immediate abolition of slavery made by Alvan Stewart “to test the institution of slavery in the State of New Jersey, which, [he] contended was abolished” by the state’s 1844 constitution. Alvan’s impassioned plea in “New Jersey Slave Case,” as it was called, lasted over 11 hours. The suit combined two cases, State v. Van Buren and State v. Post, Stewart arguing on behalf of a woman held in bondage and a man claimed to be “a slave for life.”


Description: A Legal Argument before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, At the May Term, 1845, at Trenton, for the Deliverance of Four Thousand Persons from Bondage.

New York: Finch & Weed, 1845. First Edition. 52pp. 8vo., printed wrappers with stains and insect frass; some scattered internal staining; good.

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