This column by Daniel G. Clark about Alexander Clark (1826-1891) first appeared in the Muscatine Journal.
We Alexander Clark storytellers work hard at learning our facts and keeping them straight.
We can’t tell Muscatine’s best Underground Railroad story without Judge Hastings, but I’m afraid I got a fact or two wrong in the last column. And I ran into a shocker.
This much is true: “A writ of habeas corpus was obtained from Hon. S.C. Hastings, then acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of this state, who released him.”Continue Reading...