• New Castle Court House - NPS

    First State

    National Monument DE,PA

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Did You Know?

Black and white illustration of John Hunn

Abolitionists Thomas Garret and John Hunn were tried in 1848 in the New Castle Court House in Delaware for violating the Fugitive Slave Act. Found guilty, they were fined thousands of dollars, lost their homes and businesses, but vowed to continue the fight against slavery regardless of the cost.