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The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...
Item # 583417
November 15, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the last Legislature of Alabama, to prevent the dismemberment of slave families by sale; we hope it will be renewed again and again, until it succeeds.".
Page two also contains "Election Returns", this is on the presidential race between Taylor and Van Buren. Page four has a headline "The Great Result" which begins "We have thrown together the comments of several leading journals of all parities on the result of the Presidential Contest... The New-York organ of the Slavery-Administration at Washington proclaims, coolly, this morning the election of Gen. Taylor, by an overwhelming vote both popular and the electoral..."
Complete in four pages, very good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War