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Letter, 27 September 1829, Columbia, S.C.,
J. McClintock to Rob[er]t Leckie, Washington City
Letter, 27 September 1829, to Rob[er]t Leckie, Washington City, from attorney J. McClintock, Columbia, advises Leckie of the situation surrounding a young man, Adam Smith, being detained in the Columbia jail.
Leckie had written in April outlining measures he was undertaking on Smith's behalf, but having heard nothing more from him it was decided "that Adam was born a slave, and that his friends had declined any further efforts on his account." The claimant's attorney notified his client of the decision, and he was expected to arrive from Alabama shortly. McClintock, worried about the short notice, advised Leckie "if Claimant should arrive and take away the boy before any further advices from you, you might pursue him to Alabama if you deemed it expedient."
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