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Insurrectionist Nat Turner drowned?



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October 29, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated October 29, 1831.

* Nat Turner
* False Death Report
* 1831 Original News


Page 2 includes a rather brief report headed "Gen. Nat" which reads: "It is believed that this distinguished leader of the blacks at the massacre in Virginia, was drowned, in attempting to cross New river. So says a letter to the governor of the state." This report proved to be untrue as he was hanged a month later for his role in the recent slave uprisings. Complete in 16 pgs., measures about 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, bit of minor wear, mostly nice.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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