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A slave is tortured then burned to ashes...



Item # 597149

July 11, 1854

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 11, 1854 

* Natchez, Mississippi
* Slave lynching


Page 4 has an article: "Negro Burning" which provides an account of that very act. The slave was accused of murdering his master & mistress, captured, tortured to confess: "...by screwing his fingers & then his hands in a vice until all the bones were mashed...Finally he was tied to a tree in front of his late master's house, a large pile of pitch pine built around him & then set fire to & burned to ashes..." with more (see photos). The articles takes half a column.
This is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition.

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Category: Pre-Civil War

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