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Extracts from reports on the Anderson Case, a court case concerning a slave who had run away from the USA, 1861
(Catalogue ref: TS 25/1134)
Our opinion is that the Canadian government is not required to send Anderson back under the terms of the Treaty of Washington [also called the Ashburton Treaty] (9 August 1842), even though the American government demanded his return with all due formalities. The meaning of the treaty appears to us to be that the perpetrator [Anderson] would only be sent back if the crime he is charged with [in America] would also be considered a crime worthy of his arrest and trial in the harbouring state [Canada], given the facts of the case.

28 March 1861   R. Bethell
W. Atherton
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