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Kentucky on the freedom of slaves...



Item # 602158

December 19, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1861 

* Emancipated slaves in Kentucky
* Battle of Camp Allegheny


Among the articles are a lengthy: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury" taking over 1 1/2 pages, signed: S. P. Chase. Also: "The Feeling in Kentucky on the Emancipation of Slaves" "The Forward Movement Commenced" "Kentucky News" "Victory in Western Virginia" "Captain Wilkes' Reasons for the Capture of the Rebel Commissioners" and much more.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, foxing & some wear at folds, generally good.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.

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