\hˈamlət kˈe͡ɪs], \hˈamlət kˈeɪs], \h_ˈa_m_l_ə_t k_ˈeɪ_s]\
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(1850), was the first recorded action under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Hamlet, a free negro with a family, was arrested in New York by a Deputy U. S. Marshal as a fugitive slave of Mary Brown, of Baltimore, and after a hasty examination surrendered in accordance with the law. Indignation was aroused and he was finally redeemed.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- someone who saves something from danger or violence One who recovers. The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given his favor.