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More slaves in Charleston than free whites...

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June 21, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 21, 1817 

* Early Charleston SC South Carolina
* Population - census - slaves

The back page has a brief chart headed: "Charleston" noting the population of the various inhabitants of the city. It notes 5573 white males, 5656 while females, 434 colored free males, 766 colored free females, and 11,515 slaves (see photo).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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