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1837-06 Supreme Judicial Court Opinions Regarding Fugitives

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To the Governor of the State of Maine,
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Sir,
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    The undersigned, Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, to the following question propounded to them by the Governor on the 22d. instant, viz.
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    "Is it the duty of the Executive of this State, to cause to be delivered over to the agent of another State, at the request of the Executive thereof, a citizen of this State charged (by indictment in such other state) with fraud upon one or more of her citizens, in the sale of wild lands, or in contracts for the sale of such lands, lying within the bounds of this State, and thereby obtaining the money and notes of such citizens, under false pretenses and ? ? in regard to the quality and value of said lands?" would respectfully answer, that in their opinions it is the duty of the Executive of this State, to cause to be delivered over to the agent of another State, at the request of the Executive thereof, a citizen of this State, charged by another State by indictment with the fraud before set forth, which, being indicted in such State, may be presumed to be then regarded as a crime, if the Executive of this State is satisfied, that such citizen had fled from justice from the State making he demand, and not otherwise.
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    Mr. Justice Shepley, being now engaged in official duty at Machias, the undersigned

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� To the Governor of the State of Maine, Sir,

    The undersigned, Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, to the following question propounded to them by the Governor on the 22d. instant, viz.
    "Is it the duty of the Executive of this State, to cause to be delivered over to the agent of another State, at the request of the Executive thereof, a citizen of this State charged (by indictment in such other state) with fraud upon one or more of her citizens, in the sale of wild lands, or in contracts for the sale of such lands, lying within the bounds of this State, and thereby obtaining the money and notes of such citizens, under false pretenses and ? ? in regard to the quality and value of said lands?" would respectfully answer, that in their opinions it is the duty of the Executive of this State, to cause to be delivered over to the agent of another State, at the request of the Executive thereof, a citizen of this State, charged by another State by indictment with the fraud before set forth, which, being indicted in such State, may be presumed to be then regarded as a crime, if the Executive of this State is satisfied, that such citizen had fled from justice from the State making he demand, and not otherwise.
    Mr. Justice Shepley, being now engaged in official duty at Machias, the undersigned