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Capture of Archy Lanton

Archy Lanton was one of the only fugitives returned by Canada to U.S. officials after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Lanton was returned because he stole two horses when he fled from Michigan to Sandwich, Canada. Canadian magistrates, Adolpus Woodbridge and Wilkinson granted slave catchers a warrant for Lanton’s arrest and return to the United States.

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