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Susan B. Anthony petitions for woman's rights... 'Inside View of Slavery...'

Item #680991

October 23, 1855


* Susan B. Anthony

* African slave trade

The bottom of the front page has an article: "Woman's Rights" concerning the appeal--led by Susan B. Anthony--to the law-makers of New York to  work for the: "...restoration of woman's legal and political rights..." and notes that: "...Forms of petition, also woma... See More  

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1855 Passmore Williamson & the fugitive slave case...

Item #590182

July 21, 1855

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855 

* Fugitive slave law 

* Pre prison sentence

The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More  

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Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #671841

October 14, 1854

THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 14, 1854 

* Rare pre-Civil War publication

A nice & uncommon opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida.

Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a ... See More  

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The Fugitive Slave Act: the case of Anthony Burns...

Item #682931

June 03, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 3, 1854  The top of page 3 has half a column headed: "The Fugitive Slave Case At Boston".

The case of fugitive slave Anthony Burns was a very notable one attracting national attention to the evils of the Fugitive Slave Act, just enacted in 1850. The report gives much detail on the hatred towards the Fugitive Slave Act this incide... See More  

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The fugitive slave case of Bill Fisher...

Item #596652

July 27, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 27, 1853 

* Slaves - slavery

The front page has: "The Fugitive Slave Case--The Health of the City, etc." being the slave case of Bill Fisher. This report takes three-quarters of a column and includes: " soon as the marshal drove off with the slave, a number of them followed the carriage. The friends of the slave will follow him, probably, t... See More  

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The antebellum South... Wilmington NC...

Item #688590

July 11, 1853

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 11, 1853  

* Rare antebellum publication

* Woman slave wanted ad

This early Southern publication has news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"...

Item #652797

May 05, 1853


* England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

* Treatment of Indians in California

Page 6 has under the title, "Reception of Mrs. Stowe in England," details concerning her trip to England - which includes the address made in her honor, and the response given by her husband on her behalf. Included is an intriguing ... See More  

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Relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin... The Fugitive Slave bill...

Item #679337

August 19, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852  Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.

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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650774

June 17, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then ri
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Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #594783

December 28, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850 

* Fugitive slave case 

Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.

Eight pages, ver... See More  

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California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850  Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of California into the Union" noting that it was approved September 9.

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Debate on the Compromise of 1850... Emigrants for the California gold fields...

Item #682921

August 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.

The ... See More  

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Noted fugitive slave case... Describing the Great Salt Lake area...

Item #652831

June 29, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1850  Page 3 has half a column headed: "Fugitive Slave Case" "The Constitution & Laws Vindicated" which is concerning a suit: "...for the recovery of damages for aiding & abetting the escape of slaves...the Circuit favor of the plaintiff. A verdict of $2856 was given by the jury against... See More  

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From Greensboro, North Carolina...

Item #683137

May 11, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 11, 1850  Articles include: "Rules for Home Education" "A Word to Little Girls" "The Slave Trade" "Another Mammoth Cave" & more. Also a page 3 ad: " negro girl Rosanna, a very bright mulatto..." with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Item #615380

April 25, 1850

EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Boston, April 25, 1850  Although the title would seem to imply this is an anti-slavery newspaper, the content is almost entirely political, plus advertisements as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor archival mends.

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1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #688311

September 29, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1849 

* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper

The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More  

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Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 

* Early life in California

Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

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Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 

* California gold rush

* Slave ship captured

Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.

Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More  

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Henry W. Longfellow Poem 1849....

Item #215386

May 04, 1849

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.

* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* Front Page Poem
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t
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Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #680902

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...

Item #583417

November 15, 1848

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More  

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Early from Florida...

Item #682206

November 04, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 4, 1848 

* Rare antebellum publication

Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

Over half of the ftpg. has various political Acts and documents signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Va... See More  

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Details of a slave case brought to trial...

Item #611282

October 26, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848  The top of page 3 has an article: "Important Slave Case Decision" which begins: "The Case of Lewis Pierrie, alleged to be the slave of Robert Tilghman of New Orleans, came up again before Judge King..." followed by much detail concerning the case (see).

Four pages, nice condition.

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Millard Fillmore on slavery...

Item #583405

September 13, 1848

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848  On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.

On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More  

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Judaica report...

Item #621243

July 14, 1847

EVENING POST, New York, July 14, 1847  Page 2 has a report with a small heading: "The Jewish Sabbath" which reports: "The Journal des Debats publishes a letter dated in Konigsburg, May 6th, which states that 700 Jews of that city had agreed to transfer...their Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This measure is regarded as...proof of the tendency felt by Jews to assimilate themsel... See More  

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Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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Various 1847 treaties...

Item #206601

January 28, 1847

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Jan. 28, 1847  On the ftpg. under an engraving of an eagle and shield are a "Convention With The Grand Duchy Of Hesse Cassel For The Abolition Of The Droit DAuabaine And Of Taxes On Emigration", a "Treaty With Belgium, Of Commerce And Navigation", a "Treaty With The Two Sicilies Of Commerce And Navigation", a &quo... See More  

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19th century illustrated circus ad...

Item #623223

June 16, 1846

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, June 16, 1846

* Illustrated circus advertisement

* 19th century Salem, Massachusetts

Page 3 has an ad: ""Mammoth Circus! Grand Entertainment with Great Addition In Interest, Splendor &c." re. the Rockwell & Stone Circus. Has details, plus an engraving of an equestrian performance."

News of the day includes: "Dreadful St... See More  

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Slavery... Reports on the Mexican War...

Item #596292

June 13, 1846

NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 13, 1846 

* Mexican War 

* The slave trade

The front page has: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" and "Discussion On The Subject of Slavery" which is quite lengthy. Page 2 has: "The Late Declaration on Slavery" and pg. 3 has; "Progress of the War--Surrender of Matamoras: Blockade of Vera Cruz--Murder of American P... See More  

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Early and rare from Florida... Start of the Mexican War...

Item #662697

May 16, 1846

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846

* Rare antebellum title

* Mexican War

Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War.

The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The ... See More  

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Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #153339
THE EMANCIPATOR, Boston, 1846 As the title would suggest, this is an anti-slavery newspaper from before the Civil War. Never bound nor trimmed, some minor edge wear and some light browning. Complete in 4 pages.

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Jews on the continent...

Item #621264

May 31, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1845 

* Judaica - Jewish

* Slave for sale ad

The front page has nearly half a column headed: "The Jews On The Continent" (see ) followed by an ad: "A Private Sale, a Negro Boy 18 years old...".  Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some front page staining & a bit irregular at the spine.... See More  

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National Lord's Day Convention...

Item #563760

November 30, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., November 30, 1844

* National Lord's Day Convention

* Slave trade

On pg. 3 under "National Lord's Day Convention" is a report about the evening session of the convention, followed by a list of the resolutions that were adopted at the session held the next morning. Printing crease affects about eight words in one of the resolves. ... See More  

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1844 Anti-Slavery Newspaper....

Item #211613

October 02, 1844

EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, October 2, 1844. As the title would suggest, this newspaper is themed on the anti-slavery cause from before the Civil War. Some of the news of the day includes: "Howe's Cave" "Mr. Polk A Slaveholder" "Webster and Clay" and much more. Nice condition, 4 pages.

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Early anti-slavery themed newspaper...

Item #678311

August 17, 1843


* Rare abolitionism publication

As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Dedham Anti-Slavery Picknick" "Letters On Slavery Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" being Letter II; "Mobs" "Fugitive Slave Case" h
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Early anti-slavery themed newspaper...

Item #678310

August 10, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Aug. 10, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "Letters on Slavery, Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" this being Letter 1. "Pro-Slavery Quakerism--Colorphobia" "Improvement of the Colored Rage" "Anti-Slavery Conventions in Ohio
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Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #683257

September 15, 1842

EMANCIPATOR, Boston, March 10, 1847  A newspaper focused on emancipation: the freedom for slaves. Articles include: "Wilmot Proviso--Yeas and Nays" "The Dangers of Slavery" "Freedom Betrayed" "Proposed Convention at Washington" for the National Anti-Slavery Society.

Four pages, inside stains from pressed leaves, otherwise good condition.

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Brief item on the Creole slave ship mutiny case...

Item #646665

June 11, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842 

The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.

The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More  

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Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 

* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War

Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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The Creole slave ship case discussed in Parliament...

Item #663830

March 19, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842 

* Creole slavery slaves case

* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny

The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation.

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Uncommon anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #578208

February 04, 1842

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 4, 1842 

* Rare Anti-slavery title

* 19 years prior to Civil War

As the title would suggest, this is a newspaper focused on the anti-slavery movement although the content in this issue would seem to be mostly political. The ftpg. is taken up with: "Mr. Birney's Letter" and reports from the "Massachusetts Legi... See More  

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Jamaica Long Island NY Carrier's Address...

Item #209705

January 04, 1842

LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1842. Taking a full column on the front page is the Carriers Address Of The Long-Island Democrat. Others news of the day including reports on the slave trade, James Glentworth Speech, amendments to the constitution, Wall Street Crash and much more. Staining in the lower right corner, bit of edge wear, small hole above the masthead affecting each le... See More  

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Mutiny of Slaves... Bowie knife used...

Item #654201

December 18, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841  The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More  

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One of the less common titles from antebellum Florida...

Item #662242

October 20, 1841

STAR OF FLORIDA, Tallahassee, Middle Florida, Oct. 20, 1841 

* Rare antebellum title

We have had a few titles from Florida before the Civil War, but this is more rare than the others. Various news & ads of the day. The back page has an illustrated runaway slave ad.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

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Charles Dickens... Slave ship captured...

Item #615503

May 22, 1841

THE NEW WORLD, New York, May 22, 1841 

* Charles Dickens

* African slave trade

Primarily a literary newspaper with several pages containing a chapter of "Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens". The back page has a brief article: "Slavers Captured" which mentions: "...with upwards of one thousand slaves on board..." (see).

Sixteen pages, 10 by 14 1/2 inches, n... See More  

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Martin Van Buren...

Item #208924

December 16, 1840

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., Dec. 16, 1840.The Message From The President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress, takes 3 col. on the front page, all of page 2 and concludes on page 3, signed in type: Martin Van Buren. Some discussion about the measures employed to suppress the slave trade. Bit of margin dirtiness, some foxing.

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Harrison accepts the Presidential nomination offer...

Item #595555

February 08, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 8, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison nomination

* Slave ship Amistad

Inside has an items on William Henry Harrison accepting his nomination for the Presidency with his letter signed in type: W.H. Harrison.

The back page has a brief item concerning the Amistad slave ship case: "The Amistad" with: "...the fact stated in this pape... See More  

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Captured slave ship...

Item #653171

June 15, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839 

* African slave trade capture

The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More  

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Early Savannah, Georgia...

Item #668281

June 08, 1839

THE DAILY GEORGIAN, Savannah, June 8, 1839 

* Chatham County

* Rare title

* Antebellum

A rather uncommon title from the South 22 years before the Civil War.  Various news & ads of the day with several slave reward ads, one being a bit unusual in the detail: " a Negro man named George belonging to John C Neal, the following negroes..." with details on them... See More  

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