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SLAVERY IN COURT. FREDERICK COUNTY, MD. Grand inquest "for Harbouring Negro Slaves and encouraging them to resist." Oblong 8vo manuscript leaf, written on one side and docketed on the reverse. Frederick County, 1806
"We the Grand Inquest for county afd. do present Michael Brinkman of said county for harbouring slaves and encouraging them to resist, Jacob Kiler (Constable) in the execution of his office, on the twenty-sixth day of Dec. last, by information the said Jacob Kiler (and Basil Wood of Charles). P. Mantz, Foreman." Original documents at the University of Maryland show that Michael Brinkman was found guilty of aiding runaways. Both Michael and his wife Martha were members of the Lutheran Church and obviously active abolitionists.
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