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Pardon Expected for US Man Who Helped Slaves Escape in 1800s

Not even the threat of being sold into slavery could stop Samuel Burris, a conductor on the United States’ so-called Underground Railroad, from helping slaves to freedom in the 19th century. A free black man, Burris was caught helping a slave try to escape in 1847 from the eastern Atlantic state of Delaware in 1847. After Burris was tried and found guilty of enticing slaves to escape, part of his sentence was that he be sold into slavery for seven years. Instead, a Pennsylvania...

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