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August 17, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Aug. 17, 1853 The top of page 2 has an article: "A Fugitive At Cincinnati" which reports on the first fugitive slave case in Cincinnati since the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. This is the case of Washington McQuerry, an escaped slave from Kentucky who sought his freedom in Ohio.
Four pages, a very discrete archival mend on page 2, ver... See More
May 7, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike (eve)
Near the top of the front page is a report of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad: "Central Pacific Railroad" "The Last Rail to be Laid To-Morrow--A Spike of Solid Gold to Finish the Work--Celebrations in Sacramento, Chicago, and other Cities" wi... See More
May 23, 1862
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Hunter's emancipation order
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More
September 19, 1850
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Law - Act
* Millard Fillmore signs into law
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More
October 30, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851 Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More
December 13, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 13, 1861 Page 5 has: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Slave-Catching by Soldiers" "The New Fugitive Slave Law" "The Confiscation Bill Safe" "The Case of Commander Poor" "Traitors in the Land Office Yet". Page 4 has: "Arming Negroes" and other war news.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
June 18, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 18, 1862 The front page has a report headed: "The Rendition of Nicholas Bray's Slave Woman". This is an interesting fugitive slave report, noting: "Gov. Stanly was that Bray...said that one of his female slave had been enticed away by our troops & was held against her will...the warrant empowering Bray to search for the slave was issued; she was ... See More
July 21, 1855
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855
* Fugitive slave law
* Pre prison sentence
The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More
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