Cost of Burns’ Rendition

The Cost of the Reclamation of Anthony Burns — The proceedings under the Fugitive Slave Law at Boston, in the case of Anthony Burns, not long since reclaimed by his master, Captain Suttle, of Alexandria, Virginia, cost the United States within a fraction of $27,000 for extra police and military force alone. This does not cover the usual ordinary expenses incurred in the case, such as the fees of the regular officers of the United States empoyed in the case. $15,000 of the above $27,000 were duly paid this monring. — Washington Star, 25th ult. (Liberator, November 10, 1854, pg 4)