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The Trouble with MinnaA Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North$
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Hendrik Hartog

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469640884

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.001.0001

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A Mere Voluntary Courtesy

A Mere Voluntary Courtesy

(p.12) Chapter One A Mere Voluntary Courtesy
The Trouble with Minna

Hendrik Hartog

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter traces how each of the judges in Force v. Haines dealt with questions of slavery and care raised in the case. It focuses on the longstanding legal problem of who is responsible for the costs of care of a dependent.

Keywords:   Voluntary courtesy, Negotiorum gestio, Good Samaritan, Poor relief, Judicial facts, Master and servant law

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