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Was Nat Turner a preacher?
Item # 662635
September 21, 1831
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., Sept. 21, 1831
* Nat Turner - slave rebellion - revolt fame
the back page has: "The Black Preacher" noting in part: "...letter from Southampton states that Nat. Turner is very improperly represented to be a Baptist preacher...is an entire mistake...he assumed that character of his own accord & has been for several years one of those fanatical scoundrels...".
Nat Turner was an enslaved African-American who led a two-day rebellion of both enslaved and free black people Virginia, less than a month prior. The rebellion caused the death of approximately 60 white men, women and children.
Four pages, some damp staining, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War