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Praising the freed slaves turned soldiers...



Item # 601681

January 21, 1815

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 1815  The front page has: "AN ACT To provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States...", concluding on page 3 signed in type: James Madison.
Page 3 has a report headed: "From New Orleans" which includes: "...This day we expect a mail which is to announce the triumph justly due to the patriotism of the Louisianians & their brave follow citizens from Tennessee & Kentucky..." with more. This is followed by 3 letters each with a New Orleans dateline.
There is a very interesting address headed: "To the Men of Color" signed by: Thomas L. Butler, beginning: "Soldiers--From the shores of Mobile I collected you to arms--I invited you to share in the perils and to divide the glory of your white countrymen...I knew that you could endure hunger and thirst & all the hardships of war...but you surpass my hopes. I have found in you, united to those qualities, that noble enthusiasm which impels to great deeds..." with more (see). A rare address to freed slaves on their valor in fighting in the War of 1812.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, archival mend at the top of the spine, some damp staining.

 

Category: Pre-Civil War

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