Letters of Charles Sumner and Wendell Phillips on the Glover Case.
Letters on the Glover incident
After Joshua Glover had been rescued, abolitionist leader Sherman Booth was arrested and prosecuted under the federal Fugitive Slave Law. His attorney was a young Milwaukee lawyer named Byron Paine (1827-1871) who sympathized with the abolitionist cause. The article linked below was published long afterwards when some of Paine's papers were discovered by his sons. After reviewing the events of the Glover case, it prints letters sent to Paine at the time by leading Eastern abolitions Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) and Charles Sumner (1811-1874). These comment on both the case and Paine's handling of it, and reveal the extent to which this Wisconsin episode produced effects across the country.
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
Abolition and Other Reforms
|Pub Data: ||Milwaukee Sentinel, December 13, 1896; digitized from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Rare Book collection, Call Number: Pam 10- 1901
|Citation: ||"Letters on the Glover incident." Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis., December 13, 1896;
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