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“An Act respecting fugitives from Justice”

 
 
"An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker Text
Inscription.

In March of 1793, Washington signed the Fugitive Slave Act, which gave slave owners explicit authority to recover escaped slaved from any part of the nation. Some agents even took advantage of this law to kidnap free people of African descent.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.029′ N, 75° 9.001′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "We shall come to a civil war" (here, next to this marker); "I will fear no Evil" (here, next to this marker); Suppressing the Opposition (here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!" (here, next to this marker); The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It (here, next to this marker); The Keeper of the House (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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"An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker
The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Question of Slavery. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fugitive Slaves, Fugitives from Labor. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A defense for fugitive slaves, against the acts of Congress, February 12, 1793... (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
"An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (third marker from right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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