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Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...



Item # 647534

January 7, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:
"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not yet learned. The plot was discovered by a female slave...Their object was to set fire to some buildings...to seize as many guns & implements of destruction...and commence a general massacre..." with a bit more.
The same page has an article: "Free Negroes" and yet another with a small head: "The Colored Population".
This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, in nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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