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James Somerset Separates from Master

James Somerset separates from master Charles Stewart while in London. He’s captured and Lord Chief Justice William Mansfield of the Court of the King’s Bench issues a writ of habeas corpus and schedules a trial.

Some Historical Account of Guinea

Anthony Benezet publishes Some Historical Account of Guinea in Philadelphia. This comprehensive exposé of the slave trade would inspire a generation of antislavery campaigners.

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