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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

38383-F031-I003

Description

Letter from Governor Schley to Governor Dunlap expressing anger at Dunlap's refusal to extradite Captain Daniel Philbrook and first mate Edward Kelleran [Kellerun] to Georgia.

"I forbear to answer this portion of your letter in the spirit my feelings would dictate. But really Sir, I cannot avoid expressing my utter astonishment at the assumption of powers like these, and I venture to say that in the whole course of our history under the Constitution and the law I have quoted, no such pretention has been heretofore set up. Is the Governor of Maine better qualified to determine what constitutes felony in Georgia, than the Governor and the judicial authorities of Georgia?"

Exact Creation Date

9-7-1837

Language

English

Keywords

Atticus; Slavery; Fugitive Slave Laws; Extraditions

Disciplines

History | United States History

1837-09-07  Letter from Governor Schley to Governor Dunlap expressing anger at Dunlap's refusal to extradite


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