John Letnum. Philadelphia. 1786
"Negro John Letnum who had been committed...on a charge...of being a Runaway...was discharged..."
A Philadelphia court declares that Captain Hunt, a shipmaster, is not legally bound to assist Antonio after releasing him from indenture; the same would apply, the court declares, if the indentured man had been a slave.
Colonel Dennis v. James Fox. Greene County, NY. 1822.
A court interrogates several individuals in an effort to determine whether James Fox is free or a fugitive slave.
(AMS 051, box 4A/ microfilm reel 24)