FLOR500, Garden 29 Ebenezer Dorr, Territorial Marshall (1787–1846) As territorial marshall of the Western District of Florida, Ebenezer Dorr achieved national notoriety in 1844 when he carried out the court sentence issued against Jonathan Walker by branding Walker’s hand with “SS” for “slave stealer.” Walker had been caught trying to sail to the Bahamas with seven escaped slaves. John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem based on the incident which was used to encourage the Abolitionist Movement.
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Ebenezer Dorr, Territorial Marshall

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Ebenezer Dorr, Territorial Marshall

(1787–1846) 

As territorial marshall of the Western District of Florida, Ebenezer Dorr achieved national notoriety in 1844 when he carried out the court sentence issued against Jonathan Walker by branding Walker’s hand with "SS” for "slave stealer.” Walker had been caught trying to sail to the Bahamas with seven escaped slaves. John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem based on the incident which was used to encourage the Abolitionist Movement.





 




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