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Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln offered as a compromise candidate for President...



Item # 602852

May 14, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1860

* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured (1st report)
* African slave trade print fame
* Abraham Lincoln for president?


Page 5 has a brief report headed: "Capture of a Slaver with 500 Negroes on Board" with the text reading: "The government steamer Mohawk, with the bark Wildfire, is below waiting orders. The Wildfire was captured on the coast of Cuba, and has 500 negroes on board." This is a notable slave ship, made somewhat famous by the print of it found in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly (see hyperlink).
Also of interest on pg. 5 is: "The Chicago Convention" which mentions proceedings at the Republican Presidential Convention: "...Mr. Cameron will come next, and then Mr. Lincoln. The latter is much pressed by the Illinois delegation as a compromise candidate & would be accepted by all the North-West cheerfully...", which is rare, early mention of Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential race. Also: "Woman's Rights and Divorce" (see).
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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