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John Casor: A Slave for Life

Abigail M.- 8th block

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court documents for the Casor vs. Johnson case - Google Search (AM)

journey (AM) The court sustained the right of free blacks to own slaves, and ordered Casor returned to his master for life.Casor said that he had been imported as as "seaven or eight yeares" after attempting to reclaim his indenture, but he was told by Johnson that he didnt have one.

(AM) John Casor had to work from sun up to sun down. Along with other indentured servants, John worked the fields twice as hard than any other slaved owned by Anthony Johnson. John along with others had no type of protection from the sun and some even died of dehydration. If anthony felt that Casor wasn't working hard enough he would get cruel punishment.