Joshua Glover's Pursuers State Their Case (1854)

Fugitive Slave Case at Racine and Milwaukee

When escaping slave Joshua Glover was freed from the Milwaukee jail by a mob on March 12, 1854, and spirited away via the underground railroad, the Republican and abolitionist press celebrated it as a victory for civil rights. But Glover's former owner, Bennami Garland, and his agents named Arnold and Hamilton, naturally thought that justice had been trampled on. A month later they stated their legal case in the Stevens Point Wisconsin Pinery, a Democrat-leaning newspaper opposed to the anti-slavery cause, given here. We apologize for the poor quality of the image; the microfilm from which it was created was manufactured decades ago, before modern standards were consistently applied.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Arnold and Hamilton
Pub Data: Wisconsin Pinery, April 13, 1854, page 3, column 1
Citation: "The Fugitive Slave Case at Racine and Milwaukee." Wisconsin Pinery (Stevens Point, Wis.), April 13, 1854. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/21/2022