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illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...of the extradition clauses.8
Ashburton told him, he said, "that the article in question was no
more designed to touch the fugitive slave than to affect the case
of deserters or parties charged with high treason." Lord Aberdeen
stated that instructions would be sent to the Governor of Canada
that in the case of fugitive slaves great care was to be taken to
see that the treaty did not work their ruin. Sir Charles Metcalfe,
Governor of Canada, was quoted by the speaker as having said that
he would never be a party to wronging fugitives. T The proceedings
of this meeting are reported at length in The Globe of the
following day. 8 Article X of the Ashburton Treaty, dealing with
extradition, reads aa follows: "It is agreed that the United States
and Her Britannic Majesty shall, upon mutual requisition by them,
or their ministers, officers, or authorities, respectively made,
deliver up to justice all persons who, being charged with the crime
of murder, or assault with intent to commit murder, or piracy, or
arson, or robbery, or forgery, or the utterance of forged paper,
shall seek an asylum, or shall be found within the territories of
the other; provided that this shall only be done upon such evidence
of criminality as, according to tho laws of the place where the
fugitive or person so charged shall be found, would justify his
apprehension and commitment for trial, if the crime or offence had
there been committed, etc." In the course of his address Mr. Scoble
gave some information about the arrest of Anderson. He said that he
personally went to Brantford as soon as Anderson was taken up in
April and tried to get a writ of habeas corpus but could get no
help from counsel in Brantford. At the Brantford spring assizes
Anderson was released by the...
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