Rescue Attempts












History 312: Civil War and Reconstruction Student Web Sites



Various attempts were made by several people of Boston to rescue Anthony Burns before he even went to trial. One group tried violence and stormed the Court House. Legally, Burns lawyer tried to free him with a writ of replevin. Another attempt was made by Reverend Grimes who tried to purchase Burns’ freedom.

The Vigilance Committee’s Attempt of Rescue

Writ of Personal Replevin

Purchasing Burns’ Freedom


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