Punch,  40 (1861), 12.

Saxon Law in Canada



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Cultural Geography, Crime, Liberalism, Morality, Race

    Wishes that the 'magnetic connection' between England and North America will soon be established, 'for then the Canadian Government might be rescued from the imminent peril of undertaking a load of infamy'—the prosecution by two British-American judges of an escaped black slave who killed a man in self-defence. Thinks 'a flash of telegraphic lightning' through the 'submarine wire' will save the 'unhappy man' from his sentence.

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