\kɹˌɪsʃiːˈanə kˈe͡ɪs], \kɹˌɪsʃiːˈanə kˈeɪs], \k_ɹ_ˌɪ_s_ʃ_iː__ˈa_n_ə k_ˈeɪ_s]\
Definitions of CHRISTIANA CASE
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(1851) grew out of an attempt of Edward Gorsuch and a Maryland party to seize a fugitive slave in Christiana, PA. A riot followed and Gorsuch was killed. Castner Hanway, a Quaker in feeble health, was ordered by Marshal Kline to assist in quelling the disturbance. The Quaker refused, though he tried to prevent bloodshed. He was subsequently charged with treason, and later with riot and bloodshed, together with Elijah Lewis, another Quaker. No indictments were found, but the case became notorious.
By John Franklin Jameson
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