Reclamation of Fugitives from Service: An Argument for the Defendant, Submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, at the December Term, 1846, in the Case of Wharton Jones Vs. John Vanzandt

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R.P. Donogh & Company, 1847 - 108 páginas
 

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