Diana Cephas, a woman of color v. James Scott
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The Court is requested to instruct the Jury
that if they find from the evidence that
a Justice of the Peace in the State ofIllinois
IllinoisIllinois has passed upon and decided that
the Plaintiff was a fugitive slave from the
state of MissouriMissouriby regular and legal
proceedings instituted before said Justice in
accordance with the act of CongressCongress
in relation to fugitive slaves that such
[ decission ] is conclusive upon the question
of slavery and they will find for the
Defendant.

Esquire