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The trade in slavery... Executed as pirates...



Item # 649925

June 17, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 1820  An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men shackled together in pairs by the legs, and 20 boys were on the other side in the main hold..." with much more (see for portions).
Also: "Case of the Irresistible" is the case of Ferguson and Denny recently executed at Baltimore for piracy, with much detail and taking most of a page. Included also is the 8 page "Supplement".
Complete in 24 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, in very good condition.

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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