The Slave Catchers: Enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, 1850-1860

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Bibliography

I. PRIMARY SOURCES

A. Manuscripts: National Archives, Justice and Executive Branch, Washington, D.C.

Attorney General's Papers, Letters Received, Massachusetts, 1842-1861. Includes the letters of United States Attorney Benjamin F. Hallet to President Franklin Pierce concerning the failure of prosecutions in the Anthony Burns case.

Attorney General's Papers, Letters Received, New York, 1848-1861. Contains a few valuable letters dealing with the problem of enforc- ing the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

Circuit Court, District of Columbia Case Papers: Fugitive Slave Cases, 1851-1863. Valuable for the study of enforcement during the Civil War in Washington. Includes the docket of the District Court for 1862.

Department of the Interior, Letter Book, Judiciary No. 1, 1849-1853. Contains an exchange of letters between Secretary of the Interior A. H. H. Stuart and United States Attorney George W. Ashmead concerning prosecutions in the Christiana riot.

Letter Book, A-2, Attorney General's Office, 1817-1858. A few letters in this collection, are of real value for the study of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

Letter Book, B-2, Attorney General's Office, 1859-1861. Contains the instructions of Attorney General Jeremiah S. Black to United States Attorneys and United States marshals in Ohio concerning enforce- ment of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

Letters Concerning Judiciary Expenses, 1849-1884, 24 vols. Of limited usefulness, but does provide an insight into the operation of the federal courts.

Solicitor of the Treasury, Letters Received: United States Attorneys,

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