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White man sentenced to death for whipping to death a slave...



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November 15, 1815

NEW YORK EVENING POST, November 15, 1815 Page two carries two interesting reports. The first is from North Carolina where three men were tried and convicted for having cruelly whipped a black slave to death and one of the three men was sentenced to be hung. "...But as it was the first time a white man was condemned to death in the state for killing a slave, the governor thought proper to reprieve him when under the gallows..."
The second report is from Fredericktown, MD where six slaves had conspired to kill their master if any of them were to be whipped the next day. When Mr. Owings "called one of them to correct him", their plan then ensued and a very brutal murder occurred. At the end of the report, all six were sitting in the new jail.
Other news of the day and advertisements, including several illustrated ship ads, are within.
Complete in four pages and in very good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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