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The Creole slave ship uprising...



Item # 629951

February 26, 1842

THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Feb. 26, 1842 

* Creole slavery slaves uprising
* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny


Page 5 has details of: "The Murder and Mutiny" beginning: "We have received the following particulars of the mutiny on board the Texan schooner of war San Antonio..." with the detail following (see). But certainly the most historic report is: "The Creole Case" which is very detailed, taking two columns with the particulars of this famous slave revolt. Near the beginning is: "...that the brig j'Creole', of Richmond...bound to New Orleans, sailed form Hampton Roads...with a cargo of merchandise, principally tobacco and slaves (about 135 in number)...some of the slaves rose upon the crew of the vessel, murdered a passenger named Hewell who owned some of the negroes..." and much, much more. This is one of the better reports on the Creole case we have seen.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine margin, generally nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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